Psalm 12 – Hope in times of despair

Sometimes life seems very bleak when we see all the injustice and evil around us.

As I read David’s song (Psalm 12) I feel his despair.  Do you sense it as well?  Where can we turn when we feel the weight of sin and oppression all around us?

We can do what David did!

1)  He looked to God’s pure promises:

 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”  The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:5-6

2)  He found comfort and peace in God when the circumstances were dreadful:

You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever. Psalm 12:7

May the Lord help us trust Him when the circumstances of life overwhelm us.

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