P119C – Day 121
“ I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.”
- Psalm 119:121
Point to Ponder:
I can hardly do justice to this concept in the time and space allowed. Here we are confronted with the Problem of Pain. The author of this Psalm claims that he has followed God’s way. Why should he be left to those who would do him harm? He blatantly tells God that He is obligated to come to the rescue.
I don’t know why bad things happen out of nowhere. I don’t know why God doesn’t always come to our rescue in the way we imagine He will. Much as we rant and rail against Him in those times, we must – even if begrudgingly - that He sees the whole picture. That His ways are different than ours.
Would God be any less God or any less good if He did not rescue the Psalmist? Hard as it may be to swallow, the answer is: no. I think in those times of distress and pain, those times when we cannot trace any kind of cause, all we can do is cry out to Him and express our confusion and grief in all it’s rawness. It is then, and only then, that we can fully surrender to the comfort of His peace – a peace that is promised to us.
Grace and peace to you,