The writer of Psalm 10 struggles with the apparent absence of suffering and heartache experienced by those who reject God. And, those who trust God are oppressed by those who do not.
Robert Lewis calls this the “paradox principle”. Webster defines a paradox as ” A seemingly absurd but possibly true statement.”. We see it in Jesus teaching in the Gospels . . . we die, in order to live.
The absurdity is that God does not care for those who are oppressed, disadvantaged or suffering.
The actuality is that God does care. Whether it be a battered spouse or child, the helpless unborn, an oppressed Christ-follower, or a beaten down and worn out servant, He cares. He’s concerned. He’s compassionate.
“You have taken notice, for you always see one who inflicts pain and suffering. The unfortunate victim entrusts his cause to you; you deliver the fatherless.” (Ps 10:14)
We are reminded that He notices and is aware of all our challenges. He sees those who inflict pain and suffering. He is able to be trusted with our wounds, our hurts, and the unjust causes we experience. And, He delivers us as a loving Father of the fatherless.
For those who are hurting, He is your Healing.
For those who are oppressed in hopelessness, He is your opportunity for Hope.
For those who feel helpless, He is your Help.