Psalm 10:1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor— let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
As God’s people, Israel expected God’s protection from evil – from within and without. The psalmist here is calling God out for failing to deliver. Evil seems to be having its way in the eyes of the writer, so he calls on the Lord to intervene.
I’ve found myself asking similar questions lately. Seems like, in some cases, evil has the upper hand in our world. Conflict, violence, dissension are rampant. Come Lord Jesus. Come. May your peace rest on us. Amen.