Paul Tripp

President of Paul Tripp Ministries

Psalm 73: The Wrong Guys

"For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." (v.3)

I think about it all the 
It doesn't seem
It doesn't seem
I try to make the equation work
but it doesn't.
They don't give you
the time of day.
They couldn't care less
about your law.
They are proud
of their pride.
They are so arrogant
their tongues
They mock your
They scoff at your
They not only make threats,
they resort to
Their boasting is their
I usually swallow
my questions,
but I'm roaring
It makes me tired to 
think about it
and it does make
my obedience
seem like a waste.
They seem to have little
They seem to seldom 
But I do!
And while I suffer,
they are
fat and happy.
Then in my 
it hit me; this is but 
a moment
a dream
a mist
a vapour
a quick passage through
a temporary place.
This is not 
my home.
This is a journey
toward home.
They think this is home
but this is not
Please guide me on
my way.
Please hold me with 
your hand.
And when I am 
and my heart is about to
fail and my reserves of strength are
please help me to
that they have ease and riches
I have You
and you will be my
Strength and Portion

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About Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission statement is "Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." Tripp is also professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. Tripp has written many books on Christian living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children. For more information, visit

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