Do Not Fret

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. (Psalms 37:7–11, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – I don’t know about you, but I find fretting comes a lot easier than patience.  Anger and wrath a more typical response when wicked men succeed in their evil ways.  Would that it was always a “righteous” anger.  And let’s face it, without God in our lives there is a lot to fret and get angry about these days. 

But in a little while, the wicked will be no more.  We should fret more about their eternal state than about their temporal mischief, no matter how insignificant or egregious the mischief is.  With our hope in the Lord, our inheritance is in “His Kingdom come…on earth as it is in Heaven” a land with peace.  Without Christ, they will be “cut off.”  “They will not be found” in His Kingdom. 

My Advice – “Wait patiently” for the Lord.  What the evil people are doing does not escape His attention.  And in a “little while” He will deal with them.  If they do not first deal with it at the foot of the cross, He will at last deal with it at the Great White Throne.