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“For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever” (Psalm 9:18).

            After the assurance of God’s faithfulness in verse 10, David proceeds to glorify God for His works (v.11), particularly in vindicating the oppressed (v.12), for which he pleads in his own case (vv.13-14).  The latter part of the psalm emphasizes that God, in His power and justice, is able to bring about a great reversal: powerful oppressors are brought low by His might (vv.15-17).  In this context the psalmist declares that God will lift up the needy (v.18), and calls upon God to execute justice upon the earth (vv.19-20).  The poor and downtrodden may trust God, for He will not turn a blind eye to their misery.            

God sees you.  God hears the cries of the needy, and He cares for those who suffer injustice.  In this world, evil may seem to prevail, people may seem to get away with wrongdoing, and the powerful take advantage of the vulnerable.  But God’s power is unchallenged, and He has compassion upon the oppressed.  The heavenly Father does not forget His children.  Entrust yourself to Him, and wait for His deliverance.