“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.” Psalm 37:1&2 KJV
I don’t know about you, but news reports of political unrest in Venezuela and Ukraine, as well of Christians fleeing from Iraq because of conflict between national religious factions there, has caused me to turn to God and His Word more than ever! How many times have these verses and others such as these my pastor has shared with us all at church recently, and which reveal that God is in control of governments, leaders, and political scenes brought peace to my heart. Proverbs 8:16, Gen. 18:25, and Rom. 8:26-28, KJV And, again, the verses following 1&2 of Psalm 37 – “ The Lord knoweth the days of the upright (Those who are trusting in Him) and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time …”. Isn’t that good?
I believe in these days we should be sharing God’s word with one another – verses that God has given us to encourage our hearts. So that we, as coals of fire, won’t fade away and grow cold and fearful, but cause each other to burn more brightly in this dark world where so many need the light.
I love this challenge from a poem by Annie Johnson Flint:
“ … as sometimes a flame we find, clear shining through the night;
So dark we cannot see the lamp, but only see the light –
So may I shine, His Love the flame,
That men may glorify His Name.”