February 27, 2022

Bob Maas
“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.”
Psalm 37:7-8

No matter what is occurring around me I can always trust God. Most of the time, that is all I can do.

Obedience to Him doesn’t necessarily mean I have to do something. Forgiving someone requires that I let go of the hurt and pain they may have caused in my life, but to do that I have to trust Him.

My ego, on the other hand, wants me to do something to retaliate or get revenge. It may be with words or action, but either way, when I do that I cease trusting God.

Another option is to worry or fret about what happened. My ego really enjoys that because when I get anxious I am totally going in the wrong direction, running away from Him.

Doing nothing and trusting the Lord may end up being the most difficult thing I can do. The result, however, brings lasting peace and joy. I pray for His help so that I can be more trustful.