The Hopes of the Helpless


Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
so mere people can no longer terrify them.

Psalm 10:17-18 (NLT)

As we think about Christians around the world who are oppressed, the psalms help us to find the words to pray. When evil seems to prevail, God is still good and he is still in control. He hears the cries of the refugee, the orphan and the widow. Even the most powerful human leaders who abuse their authority and influence are ‘mere people’ who are utterly powerless before the judgement seat of God. No-one is getting away with anything – God sees everything and his justice will come.