Sunday, April 3, 2011

Trust in the Lord

One day last week while I was waiting inside our family car parked briefly on the side of a street, all of a sudden a tricycle arrived and quickly parked in front of our car. A verse written on its back caught my attention, and it reads: "Those who know You Lord will trust You."

Proverbs 3:5-8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

Psalms 37:1-20

Don't fret because of evil-doers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Also delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your ways to the Lord. Trust also in Him, and He shall bring this to pass: He will make righteousness go forth as the light, and justice as the noon day sun. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Don't fret because of them who prosper in their ways, because of those who make wicked plots happen.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn't there. But those who are humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

The wicked plot against the just, and gnash at them with their teeth. The Lord will laugh at them, for He sees that their day is coming. The wicked have drawn out their swords, and have bent their bows, to cast down the oppressed, to kill those who are upright in the way. But their swords shall enter into their own hearts. Their bows shall be broken.

Better is a little that the righteous have, than the abundance of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous. The Lord knows the days of the humble. Their inheritance shall last. They shall not be disappointed in the time of evil. In the days of lack they shall be sustained. But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of the Lord shall be like the grass of the fields. They will vanish — vanish like smoke.