Psalm 9:17 “The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.”
[Those who forget you, Lord, will be forgotten, for You are the most important One in existence, the most significant Being in history, the most central Point of all the Universe.
How could we forget You–You who are the source of all good–and not be guilty of the fatal sin of unbelief (John 16:9)? You, O Lord, are worthy, not just of remembering, but of totally absorbing our attention, our affection, our adoration!]
Psalm 9:18 “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.”
[You, O Mighty and Loving Heavenly Father, remember and watch over the needy–and we are all needy–you see each one, you care for everyone. You are the God of goodness, giving comfort to those who are hurting, support to those who are suffering, help to those who are hopeless. “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Ps. 34:18).
I praise you that you are the God of hope, giving “joy and peace to those who trust in you so” our lives can “overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 15:13).
Help us to trust in you more and more each day!