Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?Psalm 10:1(NASB)
The pitiful cries that are recorded in this Psalm could be the words of many believers today. Times of deep trouble and severe persecution are touching every member of the Body of Christ in one way or another and many are crying out: "Lord, why do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?" What the Psalmist recorded 3000 years ago, mirrors the happenings of today, as many continue to ask, "Why does the Lord seem to remain silent while the innocents suffer? Why are arrogant, evil men permitted to go unchallenged?"
We may not understand the full plans and purposes of God, but He has appointed a time to judge the wicked. We may be grieved by the atrocities that are taking place today, but God has appointed a day to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to set His King upon His holy Hill in Jerusalem.
For two thousand years, God has been pouring out grace, not willing that any should perish. But the day is coming when wicked and evil man will be called to account their sins. A day of wrath is coming when the nations will be judged, and God will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Let us trust our faithful God to complete His plans and purposes, for He that it is coming will come, and will not delay.
Heavenly Father, I lift up my brothers and sisters who are suffering in so many places of the world. Arise, Lord, and lift up Your hand. Hear the cries of Your people and send them swift deliverance. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.