We all have our own personal lists of dos and don’ts. We can think of them as our standards, and some of our standards will be very similar, and some of them will be alien nations apart. David, however, uses a whole bunch of words today to point out that we really only need two things on our list of dos and don’ts: 1) DON’T worry about what other people do. 2)DO trust the Lord has your back.
Well, not really, huh? A lot of stuff gets in between not worrying about what other people do and knowing that we are going to be happy no matter what happens around us. But David says, in those times, cling to the hope and faith that he has witnessed himself. He says, cling to the hope that these words and pages give you, and cling to the hope that those who have gone before you have witnessed: “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” As I grow older and witness more miraculous events, these words make more and more sense, and I’m finding it easier – not completely possible, mind you – to not worry about justice coming for those who disregard it and to trust that the Lord will carry us through whatever trials we must pass through to get to the place where we don’t have to worry anymore.
Sum it up:
DON’T worry about what other people do.
DO trust that God is handling it.
Writing prompt: dos and don’ts
Make a list of things you worry about in regards to other people’s actions. Then, write a prayer and ask God to worry about those things for you.