TEXT: Psalm 37:1-10 Fret not
thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of
iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell
in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall
give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the
light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret
not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who
bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not
thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that
wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not
be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
TOPIC: Don’t Worry…
There is much division
in our nation like never before in my, and perhaps, your lifetime. We’ve seen
chaos, rioting, looting, burning, bombings, and killings in the recent past and
trending in our present-time.
There is much anger and
hatred still boiling in high places in our federal, state and local
governments. There is crime and violence rampant in our communities—in the
streets, schools, churches, and homes.
There is unrest, fear,
mistrust, and confusion in the hearts and minds of millions of American
citizens and residents. Let us hear what the Word of God, Our Lord and Savior
Christ Jesus, has to say to those of us with troubled hearts this morning.
Let us go to 37:1-10
for guidance from the Lord. Psalm 37 is a Psalm of David in the Old Testament
of the Holy Bible.
Do not fret because of those who are evil
be envious of those who do wrong;
Don’t get upset when you see people get promoted ahead
of you on your job and when you know they didn’t deserve the promotion or
didn’t get it honestly.
when people undermine your noble efforts wherever it may be or whenever it may
be. God is watching and he knows. He will set things right without your help.
Keep the faith. Stay focused on God through your prayers and meditation.
for like the grass they will soon wither,
green plants they will soon die away.
They won’t be on that job or in that
position very long. If people try to undermind you in your good works or
relationships, they won’t be around very long. They will reap what they sow.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Hold on to your faith in God and praise Him for what
you have and where you are in life. Keep doing the things that you know pleases
Take delight in the Lord,
he will give you the desires of your heart.
for all things even when your situation doesn’t appear to be all that good. God
will make things right for you and will reward you accordingly in due time.
Commit your way to the Lord;
in him and he will do this:
If you don’t
give up, God is faithful to keep his promises to you. He will give you those
good things you desire.
He will make your righteous reward shine like the
vindication like the noonday sun.
God will reward you openly in front of your
enemies, your haters and your naysayers. When people thought you weren’t going
to make it, God will show you off mightily to His glory.
Be still before the Lord
wait patiently for him;
things look bleak and dark, stand in your faith. That is not the time to run and
hide. That is not the time to stop being faithful to the Lord. Wait on Him. He
will come through if you don’t give up.
do not fret when
people succeed in their ways,
they carry out their wicked schemes.
upset when see people trying to use their little weak tricks. No weapon formed
against you shall prosper.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
not fret—it leads only to evil.
When people do you wrong, you may feel like tearing
into them for how they have treated you or may still be mistreating you. God
says let go of the anger and madness because it will only led sin. Don’t miss
out on your blessings from God.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
those who hope in the Lord will
inherit the land.
who provoke you for no good reason; when they lie on you; when backstab you;
when they still from you; when they throw stumbling blocks in your way, God
will destroy them. Keep trusting God and you will receive all those good things
He has in reserve and in store for you.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
you look for them, they will not be found.
Some times when you are going through with the
foolishness of some people, you want to know when it is all going to end. Why
are people doing this evil, wicked mess to you?
How much more
do you have to take or how much longer will you have to put up with this
wickedness? God says wait and see with your own very eyes that they will be
nowhere to be found.
closing this morning let us put our trust in the Lord during these troubled and
stressful times. Always remember despite what things may look like or what
people may be saying or doing, God is still in heaven and is in control.
you your trust in Christ Jesus. Do not worry or fear. Call on Him and He will
answer you in the very time of trouble. Let not your heart be troubled.
Now, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into
judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)