God Sees Trouble and Grief
But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless.
The Psalmist is acknowledging that God sees our trouble and grief and will surely act. This is a psalm of trust in a God who knows exactly what is happening and has the power and willingness to do something about it. In fact, God watches the matter in order to take it into His own hands.
God is fully aware of our helpless conditions. The fatherless are unprotected, but God acts on their behalf. He is a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows, according to Psalm 68:5. He acts on behalf of those who cannot help themselves.
There is nothing more frightening for most of us than vulnerability – knowing there is great danger in front of us and being able to do nothing about it. The vulnerable are the enemy’s prey. In fact, he looks for vulnerable places in our lives to attack. While we may try to protect ourselves, we are no match for his schemes. We must learn to surrender these vulnerable places to God, knowing with full assurance He is strong where we are weak. He is our Protector.
If you’ve sensed a vulnerable place in your life, take heart and place your trust in a God who sees your trouble and your grief. He has observed it and is ready to take action against it. God specializes in being strong where we are weak so He may display His glory in us. He is truly a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows. Take the matter out of your hands and place it in His. He’s been watching it for a while, and He knows exactly what to do. He’s just waiting for you to give it to Him!
Have a blessed day!