Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one.
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?
There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous.
You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
As I read these words today, what comes to mind for me is not anger, but instead sadness. I have found such deep wonder, joy, beauty, and love as I have grown to know God deeper. I so desire for others to come to have that same experience. For me, when I think of what life would be without God in my life, it feels much like this – not much color, not much life…empty. That may not be the experience of others, but it is what feeling comes to my heart.