When evil prospers, God is still in control.
In his perfect timing and justice, he will pass judgment on the wicked. It is not o:16-28ur place to wonder how, when, or why. It is our place to let God be God. In Psalm 73:16-28, the psalmist comes full circle and realizes that evil does not in fact prosper against God.
Over and over throughout history and in scripture, God has proven Himself faithful, just, and the definition of love. When you’re feeling weary or overwhelmed, especially when it feels like evil is prospering, remember who God is and that his justice will be served.
We are NEVER without the God of the universe holding us in His hands.
Allow him to be your comfort and refuge. Allow him to be your protector, for he is trustworthy. In Psalm 73, the psalmist speaks from a place of transparency and vulnerability that is encouraging to the reader. The psalmist’s closing words are especially reassuring:
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you. But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” –Psalm 73:23-28
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