Trust in the Lord and do good

Trust in the Lord forever

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.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:1-6

“Do not fret”- a divine command from God. The definition of fretting: “made rough on the surface”, “rubbed or worn away”; and a peevish, irrational, fault-finding person not only wears himself out, but is also very wearing to others. To fret is to be in a state of vexation, and in this psalm we are not only told not to fret because of evildoers, but to fret not in any way. It is injurious and God does not want us to hurt ourselves. -Streams in the Desert

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Trust Me enough to let things happen without striving to predict or control them. Relax, and refresh yourself in the Light of My everlasting Love. My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My radiant Presence. When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing what you will do or say, you are seeking to be self-sufficient: to be adequate without My help. This is a subtle sin- so common that it usually slips by unnoticed. -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them to little children.” -Matthew 11:25

All God’s revelations are sealed until they are opened to us by obedience. The tiniest fragment of obedience, and heaven opens and the profoundest truths of God are yours straight away. God will never reveal what you know already. Beware of becoming “wise and prudent.” -Oswald Chambers

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