In Control?

9 I say to God my Rock,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
“Where is your God?” Psalm 42:9-10

The first line of this passage seems like it’s out of place with the rest. He is addressing God as something stable, unmovable, solid. And yet, if God is so unchanging, David is saying, why doesn’t he care about me? Why does He put up with all the nonsense?

At some point we cheer on David because we know, to some extent, how he felt. Why do we have to suffer? Why do the guilty seem to get away with their crimes? Where’s the justice? Where’s God when all this is going on?

Fortunately for us and the world, we do not get to dictate to God how He should run this world. Yes, God is in control despite what we may see and hear. There’s coming a time when He will make it right. That time is not now.

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