Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.
The LORD is King for ever and ever;
the nations will perish from his land.
The cry of the oppressed stands in the midst of the evil, arrogance and hatred with which the wicked subdues him. The oppressed just thinks about the here and now because domination keeps he from remebering the wonders and marvels with which the Almighty God blessed him in the past and also makes him to cast doubt on the unbreakable promises that the Heavenly Father has prepared for those who love him. Pain and shame make the oppressed think that God has abandoned him and his enemies have won. Tyranny and despotism lead the overwhelmed to believe that the enemy is bigger and more powerful than it actually is and therefore he feels lost. Hope has walked out of his heart and what God can do for him is just a faint memory.
But the cry of the slave of injustice is heard in heaven if only a whisper. The Just and sovereign God waits for the appropriate time to intervene with his strong arm to take charge the situation and to hold accountable those who have acted with injustice and violence against the defenseless. Sentence and punishment are ready to be applied to those who, believing that God has forsaken his creation, lash out in anger and impunity against the children of God. Let us have full confidence in the certain and unbreakable promises of God. The Lord cannot derogate from them because they were made in his name. Let’s place all our faith in the strength and majesty of God and let hope be reborn in our bruised hearts. God will answer our call without fail. To God alone be the glory!