How to pray when evil reigns


Prayer

Psalm 58-59 Daily the news reveals to us how untrustworthy are our leaders. The sham trials and words reverberate across the airwaves and believers, like the ones of old, cry out how long Lord? How long will you be patient over the sin of men? King David had the authority to disarm and judge the evil doers yet he patiently waited on God to do the judging; how about us? 

As David waited he wrote Ps 59:5 “You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, 
Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.”  Is this our prayer today as we read the news and live amongst those who know not the Lord? Are we leaving the punishment of evil to God or are we taking it upon ourselves to judge and punish? This does not just equate to our governmental officials, it also speaks to our families, our churches, and our neighbors. 

How patient are we to wait upon God? How busy are we to tell the good news so that those who know not God understand and believe so they would not have to face God’s wrath? Today, pray and then act. 

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