Psalm 37 is a reminder to keep your eyes on God. It can be frustrating and disheartening to see people doing unjust things yet they continue to prosper. We see evil people who seem to turn everything they touch into gold and get to enjoy the finer things in life, often at the expense of those they are oppressing. It can even be frustrating to see others living in sin yet still having things we don’t. Comparison is a poison that can taint our lives. So we must remember to keep our eyes on God, and God alone. His greater master plan is at work and although things may seem unfair in the interim, it is important to remember that God is just and his justice will be served according to his perfect timing.
As Psalm 37:1-4 says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
When we have confidence in God and who he is, then we can begin to thrive and know ourselves better. Our blessings and successes may look different than those of the people around us, but they will be just what we need. God is good and he is faithful. The more we draw close to him the more we will be blessed, and the better we get at keeping our eyes on him and trusting that his justice will reign supreme.
Where are your eyes focused?
The Psalms provide so much wisdom to help guide us in our everyday lives. If you want to learn more then snag your copy of Celebrating Psalms – Book 1 today and dig in!