The greatest temptation and hardship a believer can face is when we feel abandoned by God and abandoned to the will of the ungodly. We feel unfairly treated and give way to depression as we go on the search for other safe grounds. And shortly, we discover that many grounds are but sinking sand. How we need to be assured that God never forsakes his own.
In Psalms 9, David teaches us the opposite. He anchors the reality that God, the Mighty One, by no means, nor never ceases from the exercise of his shepherding office. Verse 9-10, “The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you”.
The point of our learning is that the LORD, will be a protection to the poor or oppresses (those burdened by life circumstances and the evils of the ungodly) in appropriate times of trouble. This is also teaching us to patiently wait and give God’s providence time to make itself at length and manifest in the season of need. May this consolatory appease our grief. God is not far from us; seeing our afflictions, he indeed comes to our aid. The results of this is that the righteous, the children of God will obtain increasing strength and confidence in his grace.
Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe”.