Psalm 37:7 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.

Introductory Thoughts

In this Psalm, David spoke of a perceived injustice that even today tempts many believers to envy. David recognized the prosperity of the wicked and the corresponding trials of the righteous. Yet, believers are admonished to “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” Why would the righteous be instructed to wait patiently? Because “yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be” (Psalm 37:10). The Lord in His time will work everything out. As believers, we will face trials. There are going to be times of injustice. There are going to be times of loss and mourning. However, we can wait patiently knowing that the Lord will right every wrong and settle every injustice.

Devotional Thoughts

· (For children): The apostle Paul told the Christians at Rome to do good to those who did them wrong and not to respond with evil. Why would he say this? Because the Bible says that vengeance belongs to God (Romans 12:14, 17, 19).  

· (For everyone): What trials do you face? What causes you to fret? Are you waiting on the Lord in these areas? Are you exemplifying patience in your waiting on the Lord? Do you murmur and complain about what you perceive as the Lord’s delay in responding to your needs?

· In Deuteronomy 8:2, the Bible reveals that God led the Israelites through the wilderness to prove them. Is it possible that the Lord might allow you to go through trials to prove your patience?

Prayer Thoughts

· Ask God to help you patiently wait on Him.

· Ask the Lord to help you trust Him more in times of trial.

Song: Be Still, My Soul