The scripture for today is Psalm 37:3-8, NIV.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
The words in this Psalm are David’s observation of God’s faithfulness to His people. Perhaps, David wanted a younger generation to also trust in God, learning from his wisdom. Isn’t that what we want for our children and the people of this world?
David says rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for God, because God has promised to faithfully take of care of those who put their trust in Him. It is remarkable how quickly we can get distracted from the simple work of trusting God and doing good. We need to wait patiently for God instead of fretting and fearing that He has forgotten us or intends evil for us. We will find peace, protection and satisfaction if we focus on God.
Heavenly Father, help me love that which is good, righteous and wholesome. Use me to tell others the good news of salvation in Jesus. Make me a source of help and encouragement to those who are struggling. Keep my faith strong so I don’t doubt your goodness, your mercy and your love for me.
Donna DeMauro firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern - I ask for your help and relief for your children who are suffering. Give your healing where it is best and give strength and peace to all.