This Bible verse is about hope. It is also a Bible verse about joy from the Book of Psalms, written by David.
It is always worth looking at the verses that proceed and come after the verse you are interested in. In this portion of scripture from the Psalms all five scriptures here are a blessing when taken together.
Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37: 1-5)
When writing articles about the Bible, for me, it really is like looking into a mirror as in says in James 1:22-24:
But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror; for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. (James 1:22-24)
Many times as I write I feel blessed in parts of my mind and heart and also hope where I have areas of my life that need encouragement. In this case, I am blessed reading this Psalm.
Many times, when I have seen people who have a presence in society that they have gained for themselves by stepping on other people, I wonder why they seem to prosper and why God allows it. You only have to read newspapers and watch TV to see where people have shamelessly abused the poor and vulnerable to become financially rich. Even large corporations do this. Supermarkets, for example, sell poor-quality, junky food to those who do not know about nutrition and cooking. They do not know how cheaply you can feed your family by buying healthy natural basics such as vegetables, meat and eggs and remain well. These organisations do not seem to care that poor people become obese and suffer from life threatening conditions. Other organisations continuously advertise products selling things that people do not really want or need, only causing debt with their complicated so-called ‘interest free’ terms.
This scripture reminds me that the golden rule is to not to worry about evildoers but to continue to trust in the Lord and commit your way to Him. It is better to think about the goodness of the Lord, and the joy it is to know him than to worry about the world which will one day pass away. The promise in this Bible verse is that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our hearts.
Today, do not look at what evil people and evil organisations are doing. In the scheme of eternity, they will wither and die like cut grass on a warm day. Look to the Lord and delight yourself in Him and not look at what the world is doing nor be tempted by their crafty offers.
Dear Heavenly Father, today I commit my way to you and trust in you. I know that you will bring my desires of my heart to pass. Today I bring these thoughts and dreams to you. Let me also have a heart that is ever delighting and being happy in my relationship with you. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen
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