Don't worry about the wicked. Don't envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like springtime flowers, they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him , and he will help you. He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop your anger! Turn away from your rage! Do not envy others – it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. Psalm 37: 109 NLT
Rather than worry about others, focus on the following:
Trust in God.
Take delight in God.
Commit everything you do to God.
Be still in God's presence.
Be patient for God to act.
Don't be angry when others take action against you.
Never envy others.
If you do these, then God will:
Keep you safe and prosperous.
Give you your heart's desires.
Grant you true justice.
Give you possession of God's kingdom.
Lord, may I trust you, do good, take delight in you, commit all I do to you, be still and patient in your presence. Remove all envy and anger from my heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims