Monday, June 16, 2008


Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land (Psalms 37:7-9 NIV)

Is it just me or does it seem like cheaters are always winning? Does it appear to you that when there is much work to be done that you are often left alone holding the bag? Does it seem that you are always facing opposition from those that should be working together with you? Continue to do good as God promised that you will inherit the Earth and everything in it. All that the wicked is storing up for themselves will ultimately be yours anyway. That means regardless of who is for you or against you – God is on your side and you are therefore never alone. Wait patiently for God. Do not be afraid because the day of the wicked is coming. They may succeed in their way but as long as you are walking after the ways of the Lord – you will be victorious and prosperous because we serve a victorious, glorious and rich God.

There is no need to be angry or to retaliate because vengeance belongs to the Lord. You can’t handle the situation like God can. We don’t have the wisdom that He has so we have to let go and let God work it out for our good but to His glory. When you begin to feel that the wicked are doing better than you are in the natural – think about the spiritual and the long term. They may be flourishing in the here and now. However this is just temporal and we must always be conscious of and pressing toward the eternal hope that we have in Jesus. Don’t be weary in well doing for you will reap in due season just as long as you do not faint. Don’t be like them wait – don’t hate.

Shanita Waters
Author of By His Stripes We Are Healed Peek Inside


The Reformed Pastor said...

Thanks for stoppping by my blog and for the comment Shanita. I am glad God used me to remind you of His greatness.

ZACK said...

This is a Rhema word, Sis. Shanita! But I like verses 1 and 2 of that same passage (Psalm 37).

Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall SURELY (Oh Glory!!!!!) be cut down...

You can break out the pentecostal bass guitar run on that one. SURELY!!!! That means you don't have to worry about what Pookie' n' em are doing because he and his friends shall SURELY be cut down.

This word is really for a friend of the family who lost her godmother tragically this week. I will pass it on.

GOD'S LADIE said...

Surely that word was for me! Awesome! Instead of hating....just wait. :) Thanks for the blessed comment and acronym you left on my blog. To GOD be all the glory.
May GOD's Favor rest upon you,