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{Day 10} Spiritual Prepping: Psalm Sunday – Fret

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.

The Book of Psalms – New International Version

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.

A Psalm for Finances?

There is a list on Pintrest of different Psalms for different situations. Towards the bottom of the list, Psalm 37 was recommended if you are financially struggling. My curiosity was peaked so I picked up my Bible.

Upon reading it, I did not think of finances but thought of the mess this country is in. While the whole Psalm spoke to me, I want you to keep in mind these three verses today.

Joyfully write them on your heart as part of your plan to spiritually prep.

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalm 37:1-3 (NIV)

P.S. This is post #1,800.

tall candle in glass with Jesus on the front.

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 logistics 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 is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.