Psalms 37:7-11 ERV; Trust in the Lord and wait quietly for his help. Don’t be angry when people make evil plans and succeed. Don’t become so angry and upset that you, too, want to do evil. The wicked will be destroyed, but those who call to the Lord for help will get the land he promised. In a short time there will be no more evil people. You can look for them all you want, but they will be gone. Humble people will get the land God promised, and they will enjoy peace.
Three things I’ve highlighted in the verses above because I feel that they are extremely important in the age we live in. Trust in the Lord, don’t be angry or upset, be humble and enjoy peace. I can always tell what people spend their time reading, watching or meditating on by what comes out of their mouth or what they write or share. I’m extremely picky with what I allow to influence me! I try to make wise choices with what I watch on tv, what books I read and even the preachers and teachers I allow to sow into me. Each word is a seed and just because it sounds good or looks good doesn’t mean it’s good.
I measure everything I hear and see against the Word of God, it’s my yardstick. If what you say doesn’t line up with the Word of God, I will shut you down either mentally or verbally, depending on my relationship with you. I expect the same from those who treasure my friendship and surround myself with people who I can hold myself accountable to. On the occasion I feel the need to vent, I try very hard no to sin with my words against others. It’s too easy to judge someones actions or words based on your interpretation of what they did or said without knowing the intent of their heart. I know that as I do to others, it will be done to me, so I try to be intentional with my words.
What we see happening in the news and around us cannot cause us to fear, speak against or be angry about. We can’t let it steal our peace, trust and hope in our God who is well able to deliver us. We have to know that whatever happens, God has a purpose and plan for it. Many an evil man has tried to steal, kill and destroy Gods people, but ultimately, God always takes the plans of the enemy and uses them for our good and His glory. What you amplify loudly in your mind will ultimately be what determines the level of your peace you and rest you enjoy. Amplify God and His ability to keep His Word or amplify the problem and let it zap you of your joy and strength.
Father, I thank You for this reminder to keep my eyes on You. Regardless of what happens around me, Psalm 91 says, I will see it happening but it won’t affect me because I’m in the secret place of the Most High God. I’m surrounded by Your angels and they won’t allow anything to destroy me. My trust, my hope is in You constantly. Though the enemy is constantly trying to trip me up with my words, I will get back up, dust myself off and go on to speak Your Word everyday, in hopes that someone will be helped, encouraged and their strength renewed. Thank You for Your abiding love that lasts forever. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen