1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasq ture.
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your
vindication like the noonday sun.
7 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.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret —it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the
LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for
them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
1. We often think: “Do good and prosper, ignore God and fail”. But
this often doesn’t work, and we wonder why good things happen to
bad people. The psalmist says not to worry about it. God will take
care of them soon enough.
2. Instead of fretting, we should trust, even “delight” in God who will
protect and provide generously for those who do.
3. How do you secretly want to see happen to those who do evil and
enjoy momentary success? How would their success and your
reaction to it make you feel about God, about yourself and those
people? Are you focused on success here in this world, or on storing
up treasures in heaven?
4. Talk with God and tell him your emotions right now. Then listen to
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.