“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;”
Psalm 37:5-7, 9, 11, 21 NIV
I believe today’s devotional reminds me to stay on the straight and narrow path of things. Whatever decisions I make today, please give me the wisdom and strength to pray first and throughout, and then think and do them only in service to You and Your Kingdom – whether it be replacing anger and annoyance with love; replacing exhaustion with rest; responding to pushed pressure with being still and patient; making the call based on love, faith, and righteousness; making time for relationships; and going out of my way to serve people.
Doing these things will make for a successful day; an enjoyable life; good health; immense productivity; catharsis of the unnecessary/unhelpful/toxic; a sense of relaxation; the strengthening of my relationship to God and others; and instilling confidence in knowing I am doing the right thing, or at the very least – allowing even the bad decisions work for the good for those who believe in Him. It’s a win/win/win/win/win…win situation.