Monday, December 8, 2008

Resting in the Lord

Psalm 37:8 says "Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm." Do you ever struggle to put this verse into practice? I know I do!

This psalm is full of phrases that encourage trusting and waiting on the Lord. Obviously, the two attitudes are at cross-purposes. You can't trust or wait on the Lord while you're angry and fretting. And if you're angry and fretting, you're not trusting and waiting on the Lord. I've asked the Lord today to help me stop fretting over things I can't control and to help me trust Him to know what's best.

A good friend gave me a little plaque one time that reads "Ain't nothing gonna happen today that me and the Lord can't handle together!" That's so true! By God's grace and mercy, I hope to keep that thought in mind. Just for today.


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