If you have ever been to London and looked closely at the buildings then you have seen security cameras—lots of them. More than any city I know of, London is blanketed with a network of police surveillance cameras tracking the moves of everyone there. It is reported that there are 8,000 cameras in and around the city. You would think that with all of those cameras it would be impossible to get away with any street crimes. Yet the BBC reports that in 2009 only one crime was solved per 1,000 CCTV cameras leading to the capture of eight out of 269 suspected robbers.
It seems more and more that wicked people are getting away with their wickedness all over the world. As believers who seek to live right before the Lord and do good, this can be discouraging. We try to live right yet it seems that wickedness goes unpunished. Sometimes that wickedness is even directed towards us. Just ask the believers who have been arrested around the world for practicing their faith, or the churches whose buildings have been burned simply because they are followers of Christ. In Iraq, for example, a large part of the Christian population has fled the country for fear of their lives.
David in Psalm 64 reminds us that wickedness does not go unnoticed. Yes, “they shoot from ambush at the innocent man” (v4) but God does see them. “God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down” (v7). As the righteous we should “rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him” (v10).
Yes it can be discouraging when it seems as if evil doers are getting away with their sins. But we should always remember that nothing in this world goes unnoticed by God and He will deal with it in His time and in His way.
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