Fret not thyself

Fret means to be worried or anxious. Unfortunately many of us find ourselves in fretful situations. I too admit being over anxious at times. I was encouraged in and after prayer on Sunday reading Psalms chapter 37. The entire chapter is worth the reading, but I have posted just a portion of it in this post.

Psalm 37:1-5
1     Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2    For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3    Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4    Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5    Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

No matter the situation, don’t fret. God has everything under control.

That’s the way He does; just about the time it gets the very darkest of hour, then Jesus comes along. We fret and worry, we Christians. And the baby gets sick, or something happens, or somebody don’t show up, we’re just so nervous and upset. We should just set quiet. He’s the One Who commanded it. We’re living under His dispensation, living under His grace. Just set still. He’ll be along after while. Don’t worry. He’ll open up a healing service somewhere, or you’d be guided to somebody who prays for the sick when you got sickness. If not, He’ll just put it upon your heart so bad, you’ll just kneel down in the room and ask Him about it yourself. That’s right. So just remember, He works all things together for good.

Pastor Jack Duff

2 thoughts on “Fret not thyself

  1. Shalom my brother,
    That is so true!!! We fret sometimes for nothing. We should never fret. Everything eventually works out for our good.

    By the way how are you lot doing? I trust all is well. All is well on this side, by Jah’s grace.

    Regards to all the brethren in Florida.


  2. Praise the Lord!

    I too have been encouraged by the reading of Psalm 37. Only, I highlighted the “between the lines” portion of this Psalm (verses 3-7;11; 16; 18-19; 23-26; 29-31; 34; 37; 39;-40) and delighted in that I can be counted among the righteous by the grace and mercy of my heavenly Father. My favorite passage is verse 3: Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land; and verily thou shalt be fed. If by trusting in Him and concentrating on doing good we may not have time to fret over the evildoers. Being content in what God has provided for us and be patient. However, some can say that we would not aspire to anything if we were merely contented with our lot. This contentment does not rule out the blessings that our Father in Heaven has already planned for us.

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