The sky this morning is an interesting mix of gray and blue (see picture). It seems to mix a picture of difficulty and hope. The low-lying clouds that seem to patrol overhead are ominous and a little heavy. The psalm this morning is Psalm 10. The author starts off by saying: "Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do you hide Yourself in times of trouble?" I suppose it can seem that God is far away when the clouds hang low and problems seem to cover like a blanket. In the midst of difficulty it can appear that God is not here or near. And for a time, even the wicked may seem to prosper. Verse 11: "He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it." By the end of the psalm we are reminded that God doesn't miss anything. He is like the blue sky that rides always behind the clouds: "O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear" (verse 17).