Fret Not Yourself…

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers.” (Psalm 37:1).

Welcome to springtime 2017…And just in case someone in your life is causing you a lot of pain and grief right now, just remember God loves you and HE sees and hears all.

The Bible provides us with instructions on how to handle the daily stresses and uncomfortable, challenging situations in our life; especially when dealing with unreasonable people who want to hurt us emotionally. The Psalmist David wrote, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.” That little word, “fret” simply means, worry, trouble, bother, or upset. In other words, do NOT allow evildoers to worry, trouble, bother, or upset you. The Psalmist also tells us not to be envious of their wrong doings.

Many times it seems that those who commit evil acts and wrong deeds against us go unpunished and some even seem to be celebrated in their wickedness. But, as followers of Christ, we can “Trust in the Lord, and do good…Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…And, cease from any and all anger; for yet a little while and the wicked shall not be nor the works of their wickedness prevail.” (Psalm 37).

As a Christian, I can take great comfort in knowing that my GOD knows the intentions and motives of every man’s heart. The wicked may plot against those they dislike, envy, or wish to hurt. But, this is not so with the upright in heart. A righteous man wants the “best” for all and even prays for his enemies. The Bible says that the Lord knows the way of the upright and he shall not be ashamed. But, the ways of the wicked shall perish.

Just as winter has given way to summer the workers of iniquity will have end to their season as well. But, for those who place their Trust in Christ they shall not be ashamed nor perish. Their trust and works of righteousness in Christ shall live on forever and forever. For the Christian, a forthcoming glorious, eternal springtime in Christ, absent of all evil and wickedness, awaits. Oh, What a Glorious Day that will Be…Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author.

Jesus Came to Save that Which Was Lost…

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10 KJV).

Have you ever lost something of great value? I know I have.

A few years ago I was sitting in my recliner twisting my wedding ring around on my finger when it slipped off and fell between the metal bar and the inside of the chair. The space was way too small to reach my hand down to retrieve it. I turned the chair over on its side and eventually upside down trying to get to my wedged in ring. A full hour went by with my trying unsuccessfully to get my ring.

My husband decided the only way to get the ring was to rip the side of the chair apart thus destroying the chair that matched the rest of the furniture. It was an option, but my last option! My husband went on to bed while I continued reaching from every angle imaginable trying to get my ring. I even took a wire hangar to reach it, but not even that helped. The ring was definitely stuck in a very secure spot. But, it was my wedding ring and I was not about to let it stay in that spot forever.

I began to pray and ask Jesus to please help me get to the ring. Hour upon hour went by without success. It was around 2:00 AM in the morning, and I had been trying to retrieve the ring for four hours, when all of a sudden the ring just turned loose and fell out underneath the chair. It was a miracle because nothing that I had done for the past four hours had helped. I gave ALL the credit to Jesus and thanked Him for retrieving my ring for me.

To be honest, Jesus understands losing something of value then doing what only HE can do to get it back. Man’s fellowship with God was lost in the Garden of Eden. Without the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the Cross and His amazing Resurrection that most valued fellowship of all would still be lost. But, Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost; the souls of man from eternal separation from our Heavenly Father and Creator; God.

Just like the miracle I experienced that night with my ring, Jesus can find the loneliest sinner wedged in the most remote place and return him or her back to the Heavenly Father as pure as snow. My friend, if you or you know someone today that is “lost” and without Jesus as their personal Savior, He is only a prayer away. Won’t you call upon Him today? Remember, He came to seek and to save that which was lost. Amen

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed Author