Did you read Psalm 37? Did you see how full it is of great words and promises from God? Did you gain encouragement from the Word? Did you see how much God is on your side?
Look at the phrases used:
- Fret not
- Don’t be envious
- Trust in the Lord
- Delight yourself in the Lord
- Commit your ways to Him
- Be still
- Refrain from anger
If I spend my time looking around at how others are doing and I begin to compare my life with theirs, then I may well experience some of these emotions. Yet Gods word is simple ~ don’t. Instead trust me, commit to me, delight in me and I will take of the rest.
Those who wait on God inherit
Those who remain meek shall have peace
The Lord will uphold those who stay right with Him
He will establish my steps
This is what the word of God always does for me ~ it reminds that in staying close to God, He stays close to me, protects me, blesses me and helps me as I continue to walk through life. There really is no better place to be.
“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” Psalms 37:39-40 ESV
What did God say to you?