Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalms 37:7 NLT
What do you do when you face the challenges that life throws at you? People deal with their problems in a variety of ways. Some look to the experts to help them navigate the crisis in their lives. Some become connected with the alcohol bottle or some other harmful substances. Then there are those who make themselves sick with worry. What do you do when life is challenging?
The dictionary tells us that worry means to allow your mind to dwell on difficulties or troubles. David shared some wisdom from his life. He had many experiences that would cause most if not all people to worry. It’s possible that David himself at one time or another allowed his mind to dwell on what was happening in his life. Now he has the answer when worry comes knocking at your door: “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.” Sometimes this can be a difficult task. I’m talking about waiting patiently before God. Especially when you glance over your shoulders and see the wicked prospering in their wrongdoing and you are struggling doing what’s right.
But we are commanded to ignore their seemingly prosperous lifestyle. There is a reason that David said don’t worry or fret about them. Verse 10 says “For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.” David witnessed the demise of the wicked; their prosperity does not last. When you go looking for them, you cannot find them. When you are facing the challenges of life, don’t be afraid, David has the answer! The answer is to wait patiently for the Lord to act. He will not disappoint you and He will quiet the anxiety in your heart.
Thought for Today: Friend, be patient and wait on God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.