Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers. Psalm 64:2
I am a political news junkie. What I mean by that is that I love to find out what’s going on in the world. I love to see what governments, leaders, and regular “folk” do that is different from what I do. Having internet access to breaking news is both exciting and depressing all in one.
It’s exciting because with a few clicks of the mouse I am there at the scene of what’s going on no matter where it’s happening.
On the flip side, I am there, and I see the atrocities and inhumane actions of my fellow human beings, and it’s not pretty. At all.
We’re really no different than those who pass by the scene of an accident. We strain and stretch to see what all the emergency vehicles are tending to (partly we want to know what was causing the delays).
David obviously knew there were wicked evildoers in the world. He may have even witnessed a lot of what they had done over the years. I’m certain it wore him down.
Think of people who have jobs in fields that are required to regularly see the worst of humanity: police, counter-terrorism operatives, crime scene investigators, emergency room doctors and nurses, those who rescue people caught in the human trafficking or sex slave industry, military personnel in war zones, and pastors. The list could go on. Perhaps you know at least one person who performs one of these often thankless jobs. What they do day in and day out probably drives them to tears.
Pray that God will encourage and strengthen them in their tasks.