“How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?” (v46). During a time of trouble that seemed unending, the psalmist remembered the truth about God: “The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them” (v1). This infinite Creator rules by righteousness and justice, steadfast love and faithfulness (v14), and He never changes. His good promises to His people are “forever,” just as the Messiah’s throne is forever (v19-37).
“You have a mighty arm” (v13). No matter how dark our circumstances, our God brings life from death and “calls things into existence that do not exist” (Rom 4:17).