A Psalm for today

On Sunday, the speaker told us a lot about the structure of psalms. This is my attempt of writing about what troubles me. We look around and see so much sickness and we wonder why he does not always heal when we ask Him. I don’t understand but I must learn to trust.

O Lord you are greater than anything we could imagine.
          Your glory fills the heavens and the Earth. 
But I have to ask you, “Why are so many sick amongst us?”
          I do not understand! I have to ask you why!

So many of the elderly have dementia?
          We see them as only a fraction of what they once were. 
Parkinson’s afflict so many men.
          It destroys the lives of those who followed you. 
Covid and flu have become the norm amongst us. 
          Viruses control the lives of so many.
People who are frail, lose their balance. 
          Fragile bones are broken as they fall.

Yet when you came to earth you healed everyone. 
         The people who approached you were all restored. 
Don't you see people with bad health?
          Can’t you hear the people who cry out to you?

But I hear a voice speaking in my mind. 
          The mighty God speaking to me. 
“Do you think I don’t care?”, He says,
          “How dare you think that I don’t share your burden”
“Do you trust me?”, He says,
         “Can you claim to understand all my ways?”  

Lord, how could I think you do not care.
         How could the King of Love, care less than me.
His ways are too complex for me to understand.
         My mind is too limited.
I still do not understand, but I must trust in Him.
          Lord, I trust in your unfailing Love.

Author: George Dowdell

I was the founder of Karuna Action (formerly Kingscare) and was the director for 24 years. I have now handed control over to younger people but continue as an advisor and trustee. My passion is to see extreme poverty eliminated and to see justice for the powerless.

3 thoughts on “A Psalm for today”

  1. It’s good to know I’m not the only one asking these questions. I look at the war in Ukraine, the violence against Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere the suffering earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria and ask – Lord, what is going on? Why don’t you do something? What about the children Lord?
    And the heavens are like brass but their is no alternative to hanging on in here and trusting in Abba’s wisdom.


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