The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him. (Psalm 37:39-40, NIV))
Following God can be hard, or at least we can wonder why we do it. We see around us people doing wrong and profiting from it. Nothing seems to happen to them, while we struggle to do what is right and receive no reward. That is the complaint of Psalm 37. In the same psalm, however, we are shown something of the true picture - that one day all wrongs will be righted, and all justice will be carried out.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22, NIV))
Psalm 33 is a song of praise to God. Throughout the psalm many reasons are given as to why we can praise God. Ultimately, it comes down to God's faithfulness and trustworthiness in the day-to-day and in the future.