This morning, I loved reading Psalm 37. This psalm commands us to “not fret” and to enjoy the abundant peace of God. It’s a psalm that ensures God will act in loving ways towards us and give us what He prompts us to desire. I’ve pulled my favorite verses for you to think about, especially if you are “fretting” over the success of others and imagining you might have a better life than the one God has given you right now, right where you are. Consider all God does.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
Those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. . .
But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.