Remaining Calm

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth…” (Ps. 37: 8,9).

It is easy to become frustrated with people, would not you agree? I would dare to go as far to say that it seems as though some people make it their life’s mission to frustrate others. At least this is what we perceive when we are in the moment of frustration. Here is one thing to consider…after that moment has ended, the other person has moved on to something else and you or I are left there still lingering in the moment in a state of frustration and, sometimes, anger.

The Bible tells us to “…cease from anger, and forsake wrath…” (Ps. 37:8). In other words, “…calm down and let it go…” Why? The psalmist answers in the next verse, “…for evildoers shall be cut off…” (v. 9). This means that whatever the person has done will return to them, and sometimes in greater form. If we would simply turn the situation over to God and really leave it to Him to fight our battles for us, then we will experience deliverance from the antagonists in our lives.


One thought on “Remaining Calm

  1. Amen & Amen!! Although it’s hard to avoid fretting, Jesus command us not to fret, not to worry. Fretting or worrying is a sin and it’s a choice. We cannot control what thoughts enter our minds, but we can control which thoughts we dwell on.
    Timely word and I needed to be reminded of that not just this morning but this week!

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