Today’s thought – Fret Not!

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Good Morning

Psalm 37:1-7
A Psalm of David.
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.  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
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.

We’ve all been there in one way or another from time to time.
Life for most of us usually moves along at a pace
that’s marked with a routine and rhythm –
until something happens that sets us back.
A tragedy, a heartbreak, a defeat, a disappointment;
failing health, financial loss, relational stress,
or a thousand other things
that fall like Niagara into our lives without any warning.
And the worst of all is when that which is wrong wins out
over that which is right;
when those who cheat are benefited,
while those of play by the rules still lose.
We sigh, cry, cuss and fuss, groan or moan;
shaking our heads at the problem,
and sometimes our fists at God.
But wait a minute!
God is on our side.
He is for us, not against us.
King David, a man after God’s own heart,
put it in the clearest of terms.

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers,” he wrote, “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” (Psalm 37:1-5).

Trust. Do good. Delight. Commit.
Relatively simple steps,
with profoundly significant results.
So when the wicked succeed, remember —
it is short-lived at most. As for you,
Trust is the Lord and do good;
delight yourself in Him,
and commit your way into His care. ~~~ Rylie

Fret not . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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