I read this over the weekend – 10,000 Child Migrants Missing I am sick at heart and burning with anger. What kind of people do this? Steal children. Take 10,000 children and sink them into deep dark depths of human trafficking – selling them for sex.
The words enemy and wicked take on a whole new meaning to me.
Along with David – I’m calling out for Justice today!
A psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush of the tribe of Benjamin.
1 I come to you for protection, O Lord my God.
Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!
2 If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,
tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done wrong
or am guilty of injustice,
4 if I have betrayed a friend
or plundered my enemy without cause,
5 then let my enemies capture me.
Let them trample me into the ground
and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude
6 Arise, O Lord, in anger!
Stand up against the fury of my enemies!
Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
7 Gather the nations before you.
Rule over them from on high.
8 The Lord judges the nations.
Declare me righteous, O Lord,
for I am innocent, O Most High!
9 End the evil of those who are wicked,
and defend the righteous.
For you look deep within the mind and heart,
O righteous God.
10 God is my shield,
saving those whose hearts are true and right.
11 God is an honest judge.
He is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If a person does not repent,
God will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He will prepare his deadly weapons
and shoot his flaming arrows.
14 The wicked conceive evil;
they are pregnant with trouble
and give birth to lies.
15 They dig a deep pit to trap others,
then fall into it themselves.
16 The trouble they make for others backfires on them.
The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
17 I will thank the Lord because he is just;
I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
Lord, I come to you today asking for protection not only for me and my house, but for children across the world who are being stolen, abused and sold.
Rescue them, Lord!
I know that they must feel as if they are being pulled apart by lions.
Lord, we all sin and fall short. Each guilty of injustice or betrayal of a friend. The list can go on and on.
You are the judge and You declare who is in right standing with You. When You look upon Your children – You see the righteousness of Your Son – Jesus.
You see the evil and wicked across the nations, the kind of wicked that steals children.
Let Your anger burn against them –
You see injustice. You see stolen children. You see the innocent suffering.
You know the ones who have taken them, who are evil and wicked.
Why do You let this go on?
You see into our hearts and minds and see who is righteous. Not one person can hide their heart from You.
You are the shield that defends us – saving those that have true and right hearts.
You are an honest judge, Lord. Every day You see the wicked and are angry with them.
If a person does not repent.
Your sword will be sharpened
Your bow string will bend – You will shoot arrows of fire.
Are You waiting for the wicked to repent?
How will they know of You, unless we tell them.
Are You waiting for us to tell them?
The wicked plan evil, are filled with trouble, full of lies and are busy setting traps for others.
You will cause them to fall right into their own trap. All of their evil will backfire on them.
I thank you Lord, that You are just and seek justice. I give You praise because You are the Lord who is higher than all of this evil. I ask for Your rescue and justice today!
Amen and Amen
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