or envy those who do wrong.
For like grass, they soon fade away
Like spring 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 radiate like 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 being angry!
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper --
it only leads to harm.
For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
Soon the wicked will disappear.
Though you will look for them, they will be gone.
The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.
|Evening view from the porch|
It is better to be godly and have little
than to be evil and rich
For the strength of the wicked will be shattered,
but the Lord takes care of the godly.
Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent,
and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
They will not be disgraced in hard times;
even in famine they will have more than enough.
|Beautiful sea glass|
The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.
God gave me this Psalm last night, it's not the whole poem but I was beyond blessed by it.