Read: Psalm 37:1-11
What do you feel when much attention is paid in today’s culture to people who stand for the wrong things? Maybe it is celebrities who get the headlines while embracing immoral philosophies in their music, movies, or programmes. Or it could be leaders and other public figures advocating for the wrong reasons and systems. It would be easy to fret about this and throw our hands in despair, but Psalm 37 suggests a better way. David says, “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity” (Ps. 37:1).
While it is right to be “salt and light” (Matt. 5:13-14) in this tasteless and dark world, attempting to counter sin by reflecting Jesus’ light wherever possible, we cannot let negative forces cause us to live in anger, wrath, and frustration (Ps. 37:8). Instead, we must let God have the ultimate say about evildoers – “they shall soon be cut down like the grass” (Ps. 37:2). It is wise to take David’s approach: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, …commit your way to the Lord, …rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…” (Ps. 37:3-7).
Things that we see or hear from some aspects in the society may make us uncomfortable. But always remember that God is in total control. He is the sovereign God who orchestrates everything according to His divine perfect Will, and He doesn’t make any mistake. Trust Him to do what is right. And the important thing to note is that you shouldn’t fret. Rest in Him. Do not despair because of evil; God will have the last word.