But I thought maybe I had somehow fallen off the grid, because I looked at all the wicked people, and I genuinely wanted what they had! They lived long lives, full of robust health. They invested wisely and knew just when to cash out.
I mean, they had good fortune and they knew it, never passing up an opportunity to lord their successes over others' heads. Nothing bad ever happened to them, causing them to push the boundaries and break a few skulls to acquire more materialism. They had so much, they literally had "more than heart could wish".
God has no place in their lives; living for the eternal is ridiculously far from their thoughts. They mock God for being omniscient. They brag that they are supposedly the ungodly, yet their social status climbs higher every day, and their bank account gets fatter every week.
I have exhausted my life trying to reckon this. How can I stare into the obvious--that evil-doers increase daily--and still faithfully teach my child the goodness of God? It was a conundrum my finite mind could not grasp.
But then something amazing happened. I visited God where He lives. I saw life through His eyes. And then I understood.
The wicked are perched oh-so-precariously, and at any second they will fall and slip into certain destruction. In the space of one minute, all the terrors of the world will come crashing down on them. God will blink His eye, see them anew, and despise them for being.
And then, the only thing I could do is quote the poetic Asaph and say thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before the Lord.
I have and will continue to be in God's presence. He holds my hand and guides my every step, and when I die, I get to go to Heaven! I need Jesus, and I need only Jesus. Sometimes I may not understand, but God will always be there for me.
Those that disdain God and His ways will eventually be destroyed, but as for me--I'm glad I trust in God, because He really is good!