When I look out at the world, I grow weary. When it seems that wickedness and arrogance prevails, I often look down in despair. When it seems like evil will win, and the “way of the world” triumphs; I wonder. Then I look to the LORD, and to His servant David, and I find rest:
The wicked shall be turned to hell, and all the nations that forget God. 18. For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. 19. Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight. 20. Put them in fear, O LORD, that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah ~Psalms 9:17-20
It is good to know that what “appears” by sight to be overcoming, is swallowed up and reversed by the eye of faith; which is able to find rest in the arms of a just and loving God who has not forgotten the cries of the poor and the humble. Especially when those cries are best typified in the cries of His Son . . . ‘My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ . . . . His justice has prevailed through the wickedness of the nations. His love has triumphed through the forgetfulness of the nations. He has reversed the waining shrieks of this creation, by breaking in on it through His life of superabundant and overflowing grace and love. The ‘eye of faith’ finds rest in this, it realizes that the ‘birth pangs’ intensify as the LORD’s holiness presses in on this ‘evil age’ — this age runs further into itself, as it is confronted, in an ever increasing way with the imminence of the Day of the LORD. So while the world seems to be spiraling out of control, exponentially, it really only signifies the coming of God’s holiness and justice in realized and consummate ways. The ‘eye of faith’ looks at the ‘organized chaos’ and ‘structured evil’ in the world, and realizes that this too shall pass!