Our Bible reading today is Psalm 9.
In the Psalm there are lots of bursts of praise to the Lord, eg vs.1-2, v.7, v.11, but these are made in the reality of opposition, because there are several mentions in the Psalm of enemies, and nations that are opposed to the ways of the Lord. And so David the Psalmist is trusting the Lord will be ‘a refuge for the oppressed’ (v.9) and ‘does not ignore the cry of the afflicted’ (v.12). David wants the wicked to get their just desserts, but would never take matters into his own hands, but rather leaves things to the God of justice to act.
May we continue to praise and trust Him in our own circumstances, and also join in prayer with the cries of those believers who have many more enemies than we do.
Let us also pray today from the church address list for,- Terry & Dawn- Mary, Sharon’s Mum.