Happy Monday! It came to me this morning that at the end of the week we will officially be a quarter of the way through 2012. Excuse my obsession with the progression of the year but it is just that I have high hopes for the next few months and seeing things slowly come into place is sooo exciting.
Anyway rant and morning ramble aside, last week I found myself going through the Psalms again. I love this book of the Bible because the verses speak to every single situation you could possibly find yourself in. When I first started tackling my issues of insecurity and found it hard to talk about certain things with other people, this book was my safe place.
One of the things that really had me angry, hurt and confused was witnessing evil and nasty people seemingly getting away with their wrongs. I did not (and to a certain extent still do not) understand why bad people get away with their bad deeds. This book helped me to see that I should help where I can, pray where I can’t and work to be the best person I can be. As a word of encouragement to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by what they seeing going wrong, instead of letting this anger paralyse and destabilise you, work to be the best you can be. Although evil is sickening and we wish we could do more, it is best to work with the little you have. Changing the world one person at a time is better than no people changing all of the time.
I love the first three verses of the psalm because they show that those who delight in the Lord will ultimately prosper. These words have led me back to the straight and narrow when I have felt like doing my own self destructive thing. The problem is as 21st century citizens we can be impatient and tire before our season of fruition. Be the tree firmly planted and wait for your season to blossom and bloom!
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.