28 July: Don’t Fret!
Three millenniums have passed, since this song/poem (below) was written, yet the issue of “good things happening to bad people while bad things happen to good people” continues to unsettle us…
READ PSALM 37 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
After weeks of waiting, our friends from Australia finally arrived! We settled them into their room and put the kettle on. But no sooner had we got through the small-talk about their trip through Europe and England, Rod dropped the bomb-shell! The brain tumour, that had been previously cut out, was now back and growing fast. He’s just 55. And so, their tour trip to see extended family and enjoy their “once in a lifetime” holiday, may literally be once now in their lifetime together.
Three times King David of Israel, in today’s Psalm, tells himself and his listeners, not to fret [v1,7&8]. Trust in the Lord and do good [v3] because He will give you the desires of your heart. [v4] He will make your righteousness shine like the sun. [v6] The Lord upholds the righteous [v17], their days are known by Him. [v18] If the Lord delights in a person’s ways, He makes their steps firm, though he/she may stumble, they will not fall. [v23-24] This is because salvation for the righteous comes from the Lord, who helps us and delivers us. He is our stronghold in times of trouble. [v39&40] Therefore, with my heart fixed on my Maker, I’ll try not to fret!
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Wanting to speak directly with the One in Control? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I’ll come and sing for joy to You Lord! I’ll shout joyfully to the rock of my salvation. I’ll come before Your Presence with thanksgiving and I’ll shout joyfully to You with King David’s psalms. [Psalm 95:1-2]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: God’s Grace for the people of Jordan[b]
Your Country: Opportunities to share your personal story
Yourself: Renewal of your mind[c]
Your concerns for today
Thank-You Father and Creator that You have planned a Day when, with one accord and with one voice, all Believers everywhere will glorify our God and Father. [Romans 15:6]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
May my heart be wise, Lord. Then my heart will be glad indeed. My inmost being will rejoice when my lips speak what’s right. [Proverbs 23:15-16]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
You’re a shelter and shade for me, Lord, from the heat of the day; a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. [Isaiah 4:6]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Our Maker’s Handbook
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” [James 1:22]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Romans 12:2
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31