“How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Psalm 82:2-4

When we look around at our world, it often seems completely upside down. The wicked prosper; the weak and fatherless go unnoticed. The unjust have money to burn; the poor are oppressed and need to be rescued and cared for. It seems totally unfair and can make us feel hopeless.

So, what can we do? First of all, we must always remember that God is still God. When we see these injustices, we can cry out to the Lord, just like the psalmist did in this psalm. Prayer is not doing nothing; it is if fact our highest calling to seek Him and ask our Heavenly Father to move.

And then too, God wants to use us to be His hands and feet in the world. It just might be that after we pray, God opens our eyes to ways to serve.

Lord, today I come before You and ask for You to defend the weak, the fatherless, the poor and the oppressed. And Lord I will give You all the praise. And give me eyes to see how I can be used to help.

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