Do you ever find yourself looking at yourself and others in the world and wonder why people who are not following the will of God are prospering while you feel your are struggling and hurting despite the fact you are following God’s will? Do you ever find yourself frustrated at the fact that if feels like the evil of the world is growing stronger every day and the more you fight against it, the more you feel defeated? Does it ever feel like the good might as well just pack up their bags and go home because the evil will overcome? If you have, you are not alone. Many of us wonder why we see so much evil around us and why God would allow it. The good news for us is we can turn to His word to find strength for these times. If you ever find yourself feeling frustrated and alone, consider these encouraging words from Ps 37
Ps 37:1-11 “37 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
When things seem at their darkest and it looks like nothing you do matters, turn to God’s word for strength and encouragement and He will see you through. The world may attain small victories along the way, but the total battle belongs to the Lord and all who trust and follow after Him.