Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Many movie plots follow a similar pattern; someone is in trouble caused by others and, through a series of “miraculous” circumstances, they come out victorious. We like these stories of triumph of good over bad, especially when people get “what is coming to them.”
Sometimes people cause us trouble and we cry out to God for help and deliverance. In addition, we would like to see those who hurt us be punished. The Psalmist in Psalm 57 has a response to being delivered from trouble that is different. He simply says, “be exalted Oh God…” (v. 5, 11) when he is delivered from those who caused his wounds. What freedom! He just praises God and chooses to let God be God. We do not have to be fixated on what others get, or don’t get; that’s God’s job. Instead, we can take refuge in God for deliverance, and trust that He will do what is right and just.
Exalt God and let go of the rest. Enjoy His Freedom.