6. When it Seems Everyone Else Gets Blessed or You Don’t Even Want God
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.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right and everything is going wrong? You look around at others who are being blessed and you wonder: where are you, God, in my life? Or, sometimes, you may not even want to know God at all.
Let’s face it, sometimes when life gets hard you’re even tempted to cut a corner or shave a little off the edge. After all…someone else is doing it and they’re getting ahead while you’re stuck struggling.
That’s why Psalm 37:1-6 offers great for hope through life’s difficulties. It’s a reminder that God will reward your integrity. Don’t be discouraged or distracted. Simply keep trusting God and keep doing good. In due time he will vindicate you.
7. When Your Anger Has Reached a Breaking Point
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.
One of the challenges of dealing with life is that you can get worn down. When you get worn down, you lose your patience—and you just want to give people a piece of your mind. When this happens, you can be tempted to say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing. In those moments of fatigue, let these words of this Psalm resonate in your heart. These battles are tough, so remembering God’s word while in the battle will help you through.
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