Today we will read Psalm 37, but I want to focus mainly on verses 7-9:
7 Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
do not fret over those who prosper in their way,
over those who carry out evil devices.
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.
Do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For the wicked shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Psalm 37 is a Psalm that we need to read every day. Seriously. Read this passage every day.
Read it when you get frustrated watching the news.
Read it when you get frustrated on social media.
Read it when you are tempted to get mad at the state of the world, at the things that you think are wrong, when you are undone with everything.
When you feel that emotion coming, stop, take a breath, and read this Psalm.
Do fret over evildoers. Refrain from anger and wrath. These lead only to evil. Trust in the Lord. He is a greater judge, an all-seeing judge, and it will be His job to execute the final judgment. No my job. Not your job. His job.
Trust in God to do His job. Trust in God to do what He has said He will do and what He will do.
You do your job. Trust in Him. Follow Him. Stand for what is right, work for what is good. But do not desire wrath for evildoers. Do not fret over them. It only leads to evil.
Do not fret. Trust. Trust God to do His job. He is the judge of me, of you, of all us. Let’s work for His kingdom upon the earth. Let’s keep our hearts from anger. And let’s be faithful.
So remember, do not fret, breathe, and read this Psalm.
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