But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, to repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits [entrusts] himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless. (Ps 10:14)
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy,
19 to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Ps 33:18-19, emphasis added)
When the wicked cannot be restrained by the righteous in society, we must trust in God for ultimate justice. He is our one, True hope.
God sees everything—the evil and the good. Nothing escapes His view, and He alone knows the motives in the hearts of human beings. Therefore, His judgment is based upon knowledge and truth, not suppositions.
In perilous times, the police; government officials; and politicians may be corrupt, evil, or controlled by wicked agendas. So when we place our HOPE in the Lord Jesus, we are placing it in the One who can never be influenced to do evil, and whose plans for mankind are plans for good and not for evil! Praise God!
Here are some Bible verses about hope:
For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth. (Ps 71:5)
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. (Ps 130:7)
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. (Jer 17:7)
. . . through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Rom 5:2)
Hope (and the God of hope) will not disappoint us! (Rom 5:5)