Do Not Fret

Trust in the Lord.
    —Psalm 37:3

“Martha, Martha,” Jesus gently chided, “you are worried and upset about many things” (Lk. 10:41).

Psalm 37 opens with these words: “Do not fret.” John Wesley said, “I dare no more fret than curse.”

How do you free yourself from fretting? Here is the short answer: keep your eyes on the Lord. This psalm repeatedly reminds you to keep tightly focused on him:

Trust in the Lord (v. 3);
Delight in the Lord (v. 4);
Commit your way to the Lord (v. 5);
Be still before the Lord (v. 7);
Wait for the Lord (v. 34).

So much to do! So little time to do it! Do you ever stop to ask if it is worth doing

We don’t know if we’re coming or going,
but we’re in a hurry to get there.

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