Friday, March 17, 2000

Psalms 37:1-5

"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
Psalms 37:1-5

There are a lot of great things in this psalm, but we'll stick to this part of it for now. :)  God is so cool to us. :)  He tells us "fret not" ... :)  I think that should be the theme of the day. :)  No fretting (which is worrying, in case you don't know).  So, he says okay... don't worry about all the bad stuff that goes on all around you, and don't be jealous of people who seem to be able to live happily doing bad stuff... do what you can, and relax a little.  That kind of happiness is fleeting (temporary).... but let me tell you what *will* last. :)  And then he tells us... trust in me.  if you do, then there is no need at all to fret.... I'll take care of you, and feed you... physically, spiritually... emotionally.   If you delight in me, which fulfils the desires of my heart... then I will give you the desires of your heart.  every path you go down, dedicate your steps to me... and as long as you are headed for a good place, I’ll make sure you don't stumble or lose your way.
God loves us so much... he watches over us, and all he wants is for us to love him, and for us to be safe and happy.  Nothing he does is motivated by anything else.  trust him... delight in him. :)  imagine... I don't even think that our brains usually know what the desires of our hearts are.  usually when we actually get something that is close we are astounded that anything could be SO good.  Someday, God will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and we will be happier than we can imagine.  The trick is trusting God, and not fretting. :)  Sometimes we think that we need this or that RIGHT NOW, or we might as well settle for less.  if we are patient, and trust that God will really do what he says... he's a lot better at timing than we are, and the timing and the amazement of it all will be better than any of us EVER could have arranged for ourselves.
Anyway, I am babbling... but remember: Fret not.  Relax.  You do your job, and let God do his.  Don't try to control everything, just do what you can.

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