What do you do when evil people oppress and purposefully cause pain, stress, and hardship? What would you advise your child when they go through that? When every part of you wants to defend and cry out for justice, what does God say?
The psalmist gives some perspective and wisdom in Psalm 94. When there’s nothing you can do (and perhaps, sometimes even when there is), view the oppression as temporary discipline. Not necessarily discipline as a result of doing something wrong, but discipline that develops and strengthens us.
On the other hand, those inflicting injustice, evil, and wickedness will be punished, will experience the vengeance of the Lord. The only reason they don’t experience it now is the Lord is slow to anger and does not want anyone to perish.
In the meantime, God’s unfailing love and comfort will support us through the outside circumstances and the internal doubt. So take heart and remember, “The LORD will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession…the LORD is my fortress; my God is the mighty rock where I hide.” (Psalm 94:14,22 NLT)