Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Psalm 37- Do Not Fret

Be sure you get all this:
Psalm 37:1-11
1 Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,

like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;

dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD

and he will give you the desires of your heart. <------- 5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,

the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;

do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For evil men will be cut off,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;

though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land

and enjoy great peace.

Its really,really hard when people who do bad things seem to get away with it, isn't it? Its really really hard when people who mistreat you seem to get more attention, more riches, more friends, more fun, or more money. Its really hard when people who treat you badly don't even seem to care, but just go on with their lives without a second thought and leave you behind, hurting. I'm fighting these battles in my mind right now. But really, the battles belong to God. Look what God says about these things to us, just in Psalm 37--this is just one place out of many in the Scriptures.
It may look like evil men are prospering for now. But- they won't always. Its just for a little while. They'll eventually wither away. If we make sure not to fret, to keep on doing good, to give our cause over to God, then HE will shine upon us and let our right ways be visible. He will give us an inheritance that is worth much more than what evil people are temporarily receiving. If we will wait on the Lord, He WILL come through for us-- God is faithful, and He will do what He says. All we need to do is NOT FRET (I'm a good fretter-- how about you?)-- trust in the Lord, go about doing good, and HE will give us the desires of our heart.
I'm counting on that-- aren't you?

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