Why, O God?
Just like some of the other psalms we’ve looked at, Psalm 10 is a lament. A lament is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. A person does not lament when life is well. A person laments when tragedy hits. King David, the author of this Psalm, is being dragged through the mud of life, and he is crying out to God. He knows that his only path of deliverance is for God to break in and intervene. If David had thought that the way of deliverance from the wicked was through his efforts, he would not have needed to write Psalm 10.