But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
– Psalm 10:14 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible
This Psalm deals with the feeling that God is not listening to the cries of injustice—that He is not present. The brutal honesty of this Psalm takes us on a journey with someone who is overwhelmed by the wickedness around him, yet when he turns back to the Lord he sees things in a different light. It is very easy to lose perspective, but the Psalmist reminds us that God does see—He is active upon this earth—and even though we may feel like victims, help is ready for those who reach out for it.