The proverb in verse 19 is looking towards the future. The evil and the wicked are the same types of people as the good and the righteous are the same types of people. The proverb implies that the opposite is true in the present. Though the future will have the evil and the wicked submitting in the presence of the good and righteous, the opposite may be true in the present.
Jesus had a simple yet direct saying to conclude a parable that is the same as this verse. “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:16, Mark 10:31) Jesus provides hope to those who are finishing last. Hope resides in the message of the gospel. Hope is a powerful gift. Hope is whole-heartedly believing promises.
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6)