Rest or Worry and Anger
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2020, Max D. Hutto,
“Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.” Psalm 37:7-8 NASB
Worry and anger seem to consume our culture. The psalmist was perplexed and angered by the injustice of the wicked prospering, especially while the righteous struggled and suffered. Yet God’s instructions were to put aside anger, wrath, and fretting. These emotions lead one to do evil. The righteous person is to trust in the Lord, to wait confidently in the Lord, and to be totally committed to following God’s way of righteousness and holiness.
Lord Jesus, help me not to be consumed with worry, anger, and wrath. Instead help me to live a righteous life as I rest, wait, and trust in You.
February 28, 2020
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