One thing that I think frustrates us all is to see a person that we know is guilty be set free by a judge. Perhaps the police or prosecutors mishandled the case, or perhaps the judges or juries themselves were corrupted. And we cry out at the injustice.
This is nothing new. For even David, in this psalm, cries out against the same thing. He wrote,
Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge uprightly among men? No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. (1-2)
Why are things this way? For one, all are born sinners. From the time we are born, we are pulled astray by our own sinful desires. (3)
What’s more, though God has told us what is right, we close our ears to him (4-5).
And so David cries out for God’s judgment against them. But as with David, we can take comfort that that day will indeed come. God will come and the wicked will be swept away. On that day,
Men will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” (11)
Is it hard to wait? Yes. Is injustice frustrating to deal with? Certainly.
But let us not give up hope. And as David wrote in another psalm,
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. (Psalm 37:1-2)
Rather, let us continue to trust in God and do good, delight ourselves in him, and commit each and every day to him. (Psalm 37:3-5).
And even in these evil times, we will see his work in our lives and in the world around us.