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For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. II CORINTHIANS 4:6,7

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God says, "Fret not."

Psalm 37

vs. 1 Fret not...
vs. 7 ...fret not...
vs. 8 ...fret not...

In this Psalm God tells us the end of the wicked. It is not a desirable end, so much so that it challenges us to consider our ways that we would not be counted one of them.

We want to focus on the opposite idea. We, the righteous sanctified by His blood, can trust in the Lord and there are blessings that come, even when the wicked seem to prosper or when judgment comes. God is faithful. Trust Him.

Below are highlighted blessings from Psalm 37. Read it and be encouraged.

...Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and surely thou shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of thine heart. Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him...the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace....A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked....the LORD upholds the righteous. The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied....the righteous shows mercy, and gives....The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delights in his way. Though a good man fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; and his descendants are blessed....the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever...The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide....Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee...Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace....the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.

Read the Word, pray the Word, believe the Word. God watches over it to bring it to pass. Trust Him.

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