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

When You Are the Weakest

When you are the weakest, that is when the devil will attack the hardest!

When you are weak physically, when you are tired, drained, flat out exhausted…the devil will tempt you with those worldly temptations and he will come at you hard!

When you are weak mentally, the devil will get you to start questioning God.

When you are weak spiritually, the devil will get you to turn from God and trust in yourself.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

1 Peter 5:8 KJV

The devil will always be attacking! He will always try to get you to slip and fall!

As a Christian, we need to be and stay strong in the Lord! We need to always trust and rely on God. The moment we start to weaken we need to run to God for strength! It is in those weak moments when the devil will attack the most!

Lord, Help Me to Have A Good Attitude

“Lord, help me to have a good attitude” should be a daily prayer by every Christian. Let the world see the joy in Christian living through you.

So as y’all know, my baby was born the other week and thanks to her, I was able to take a week and a half off from work.

A week and a half off of work felt like eternity, but it felt good. I never knew that chasing a two year old around all day was relaxing. I felt refreshed after being off that long but I definitely wasn’t ready to go back to work.

I swung by my job late Saturday night, just to see what I would be walking into on Monday morning. That was not a good decision! We are smack dab in the middle of busy season and you can tell by how full our warehouse is right now. I drove away from the warehouse on Saturday night and I had already started praying, “Lord, help me to have a good attitude on Monday.”

“Lord, help me have a good attitude!”

Attitudedetermines your outlook!

I prayed this little prayer over and over. If there is one thing I work hard on in my life is my attitude, I work at trying to keep my attitude positive and happy on a daily basis and honestly some days I just give up and get irritated and frustrated at the littlest things.

I got to thinking about Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” I got to thinking about that word alway. This word means at all times, on all occasions. The Lord is telling us to rejoice all the time, and not to just rejoice, but to rejoice in Him.

I had two choices walking into work on Monday morning, I could be happy or I could be irritated. I could find joy in my situation or I could find something to complain about.

I honestly tried to find joy throughout the day, I did slip up and get frustrated at one point and than I remembered my prayer!

I rejoiced in the Lord, that I had a job I could go to.

I rejoiced in the Lord that I have the health to be able to work a full-time job.

I rejoiced in the Lord that my job allowed me to take a week and a half off to be home with my newborn baby and my family.

I rejoiced in the Lord that my job has pretty decent benefits.

I rejoiced in the Lord that we are so busy with work that my job isn’t going out of business any time soon.

Yes it was Monday after being off eleven straight days, no I didn’t want to go to work. I could have groaned and complained all day but I tried to keep a good attitude. I found reasons to rejoice in the Lord.

I could go on and on about all the blessings the Lord has given to me that I could rejoice in, because that’s the easy thing to do. Your attitude isn’t determine by how well everything is going for you, it is determined by how much joy you can find in the hard times. The verse says “Rejoice in the Lord.” If we always find joy in the Lord, we will always be able to rejoice, even in the hard times where there really is no joy.

Hey, Christian?!

Where is your joy? Is it in the Lord? Or do you have no joy because you are focused on the hard time you are in.

“Lord, help me to have a good attitude. Help me to find joy in the hard times. Help me to ALWAYS rejoice in You.”