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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 7, 2019

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THURSDAY, March 7

Psalm 37:1, 3 Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; do not be jealous of those who do wrong. Put your trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed on its riches.

Most days I haven’t been out of bed very long before I catch sight of a headline on my phone or the front page of the newspaper and plunge headlong into fretting because of evildoers. This seems a particularly dark time in our country.

Surely, we aren’t supposed to let evil have its way while we sit back and wait for God to make the bad guys “wither like the grass.”

The psalmist’s advice is quite clear: Trust in the Lord. God is in charge of the endgame. Do good, boldly resist evil, and work for justice, mercy, and peace. We are reassured that “there is a future for the peaceable,” and “the future of the wicked is cut off.”

Trust. Do good. Don’t fret.

MOVING FORWARD: What concrete action can you take to keep yourself from fretting?

PRAY for the Diocese of Medak (South India)

Ps 37:1-18 * 37:19-42 | Deuteronomy 7:6-11 |
Titus 1:1-16 | John 1:29-34

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