Welcome to another edition of Psalm Sunday. Today’s verse comes from Psalm 37 and boy do I have this one marked up in my book of Psalms. There are a lot of verses in this Psalm that speak to me so it was tough figuring out which one to feature today.
I chose these two because they go hand in hand and hit a little too close to home yesterday morning.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.Psalm 37: 7;8 (NIV)
I worked on living this verse out yesterday as I was anxious, frustrated and down right p. o.’d. about a possible scenario happening. Now will it, probably not but could it, most definitely.
No sense fretting about whether or not it will happen but I just know it is a possibility.
So I spent time before work reading all of Psalm 37 and praying for peace and calmness for me and for God to work mightily in this country. It helped as I went to work calmer and much less anxious.
When people prosper because of doing evil, there success is short lived. It may not seem like a short amount of time to us but God works according to his time frame and not ours.
Just remember these verses when evil is winning and do not fret for when all is said and done in the end God wins.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.