Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Psalms 37:7-9 -- On Fretting Not

"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth."
Psalms 37:7-9

I like the message that we shouldn't fret or worry, but rest in the Lord and be patient.  That's a hard thing to remember sometimes, because lots of things are going on, and we feel a lot of time sensitivity in the things that we do.  But the Lord's timing is much better than ours, and if something falls through, God always has something better in store for us.
God tells us specifically here not to worry because of people who prosper because of evil.  He will take care of that.  If we get angry about it and let it bother us, then we're getting into the dangerous position of being tempted to do evil ourselves.  If we can be patient and wait for the Lord to balance things, then we stay firmly on God's side.
Today, let's allow ourselves to de-stress and rest in the Lord... instead of fretting over the injustices of the world, let's allow the Lord to deal with them in his own time.  We have enough to do, learning and doing good, and making sure we aren't part of the problem. :)

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