Do not fret—it only causes harm.
I read this verse in my daily devotional this week and it really made me think. How much time do we spend fretting about things that we shouldn’t, fretting about the state of the world or about our finances, or our children . . . instead we need to "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him" (v. 7). This made me wonder about Christians who involve themselves in protests or politics, as we have recently seen at Gay Marriage rallies — should Christians protest and be seen protesting? Protesting means that you have taken into your own hands to do something rather than: Trust in the LORD (v. 3).
Here is a small extract from the devotional:
“It would be easy to fret about this and wring our hands in despair, but Psalm 37 suggests a better way. Listen to David’s wise advice: “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity” (v.1). We may not like what we see and hear from some aspects of society, but remember this: God is in control. Trust Him to do what is right. And don’t fret.”
When tragedy, heartache, and sorrow abound,
When evil appears to have conquered the right,
We center our heart on our Father’s great love,
For He will bring hope in the darkest of night.
—D. De Haan
Don’t despair because of evil;
God will have the last word.