Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart ‘You will not call to account’? But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation. Psalm 10:13-14
The wicked person says that God has hidden His face and forgotten. But David says, “No, you don’t! You don’t forget.” (10:14).
Here are some core convictions that will help you pray when the wicked seem to be winning:
God’s eye. “You do see” (10:14). David says, “You see everything. Nothing is hidden from you.” God knows every injustice that’s ever happened in the history of the world. He knows all that has happened to you. If you’ve been oppressed, mistreated, or taken advantage of, God knows all about it. It’s all written down.
God’s hand. “Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand… You note mischief… that you may take it into your hands” (10:12, 14). However dark the world becomes, it is never as bad as it could be, if it were not for the grace of God. The great gift of prayer is that we can ask God to intervene and give us relief (10:12) and strengthen us to stand against the evil we face (10:17).
God’s throne. “The Lord is king forever and ever” (10:16). Faith looks to the throne of God. It remembers that the wicked, for all their arrogance, are like grass. Soon they will fade away. “In just a little while, the wicked will be no more” (37:10).
But the Word of the Lord endures forever. So, stop thinking like the wicked. Start trusting God.
Which of these convictions do you most need to strengthen?