Perhaps you desire success and promotion in certain areas of your life and you see how the wicked get it easily through their wayward ways. "Why do the wicked prosper,” you ask bitterly.
The answer to this question is found in God’s word. In Psalm 73, Asaph voiced his disappointment on how blessed the wicked are but when he enters God’s sanctuary, he finally understood their final destiny. The glory and the riches of the wicked are temporal.
Often you see people running the rat race to buy a bigger house, a fancier car, to be with that ‘perfect’ partner, fit in to ‘the right’ social group in hope that all those things will bring them joy.
These things are temporal and as explained by King Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes, all are meaningless in the light of eternity. Real joy and prosperity aren’t found in the temporal riches or success of this world. Peace and joy can’t be bought but it will be given freely from a personal relationship with God.
God has individual plans for all of us and He delight in the steadfast faith of the afflicted. He sees the tears and sacrifices made. Surely God is good and is a rewarder of those who diligently seeks HIM.
LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked... ... ...