Fret Not

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against 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; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord , they shall inherit the earth.

For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.”

Psalms 37:1-10

Fret means to be constantly and visibly worried, to be in a state of anxiety or worry.

God tells us just in these 10 verses to fret not three times. God doesn’t want us to fret or worry or be anxious. He especially doesn’t want us to fret because of the world and the wickedness that’s in it.

In verse 1, God tells us to fret not because of the evildoers. God doesn’t want us to worry about the wickedness of the world. No matter how bad things get, God is still in control.

In verse 5, God tells us not fret because of those who prospereth in their own way. Don’t worry about how successful people are around you, most of them are out of the will of God for their lives and are living to be bring prosperity to themselves and not to serve God.

In verse 8, God tells us not to fret so much that we end up doing something we shouldn’t do. When you worry and get anxiety over everything, we don’t make the right decisions like we should.

“But 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.” Psalms 37:39-40

At the end of the chapter, we see that the Lord takes care of those that trust in Him. Your worrying and anxiousness will bring you nothing. Just put it all in God’s hands and let Him care for you!

via Daily Prompt: Fret

Quick Thoughts on Worry

So I have a quick thought tonight that I want to share.

A little background on this post tonight….  I saw this verse this morning in Sunday school class while the teacher was reading a different verse and I thought to myself, I am going to write about that verse this week. Then tonight the message was from the same verse and discussed the topic that I was thinking about…so I knew I had to write about it.

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34

The message tonight was on worry and how to overcome worry. Worry and anxiety and stress are big problems in today’s society. Everyone struggles with some type of these problems in some type of way. Some people dwell on the problems and struggle with getting over them while others are able to get over them quickly.

My thought for the evening is just don’t worry. Sounds simple right? Well it is! You can’t control tomorrow, today….so don’t worry about it. Take care of today, today.

Let Jesus do your worrying for you. He has everything under control, He already knows what is going to happen. He controls today and He controls tomorrow, He will take care of you and take care of your problems!

Quick tip… Just plan ahead, don’t worry ahead!