16 Who will protect me from the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had helped me,
I would soon have settled in the silence of the grave.
18 I cried out, “I am slipping!”
but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.
19 When doubts filled my mind,
your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
20 Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side—
leaders whose decrees permit injustice?
21 They gang up against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord is my fortress;
my God is the mighty rock where I hide.
23 God will turn the sins of evil people back on them.
He will destroy them for their sins.
The Lord our God will destroy them. NLT
Read verse 16. What is the writer of this psalm experiencing?
What is the answer to the writer’s questions? How do you know this?
Read verses 17-19. Describe the personal relationship the writer of this psalm has with the Lord. How does this relate to your own walk of faith?
What is the age-old question embedded in verses 20-21?
What is the age-old truth embedded in verses 22-23?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
With this section of scripture in mind, take a moment to pray that the Lord would act upon the events of this world.