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FlameWritten by real people with real problems the Psalms provide proven truth in the midst of uncertainty.

Towards the end of his life David wrote,

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not see the righteous forsaken…” (Psalm 37:25a)

That very Psalm begins with six action steps proven to carry God’s people through trial:

Step one: Fret Not

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb” – Psalm 37:1-2

The hebrew word translated here as “Fret” literally means to glow with heat, blaze up from anger, to burn, be incensed”.

People cheat, worse, they cheat us! Some know how to game the system to their advantage and our first reaction is heartburn. The Holy Spirit’s first instruction is to let God put out the fire.

This begins with a decision on our part that God knows the facts and will step in at the right time. A pastor friend of mine was fond of saying, “We judge ourselves by our motives and others by their actions”. God knows and judges rightly. He is still on the throne.

Our first step is to let go of the burn.

— fritz

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