“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” (Psalms 37: 7)
It is so easy to get caught up in what evil another has done toward us. It is alluring to stay focused on how they have misunderstood us, betrayed us, deserted us, caused us shame or loss. And yet, by doing so we are giving to the one we believe caused us harm our attention, a manner of worship. Our sweet and innocent mind has lost its well-deserved high altitude and experience, to cavort with sinners, so to speak.
Rest in the Lord. Be patient with His ability to right all things. Stay faithful to your own innocence by loving God enough to trust Him and to bring justice, and most importantly, peace. Don’t lose your life in the contemplation of your hurt. You are investing that error, that evil, and its perpetrator with your focus, with your thought, which has power when focused on good. Does the evil really deserve this much of our precious time?
We must give God the day. We must stay faithful to our trust in His perfect design, knowing that in it, no transgression against goodness is allowed to stand, and every one must come to know Him, good, from the least of us to the greatest. The evil-doer also must come into accord with Principle, Love. Let’s not put off for a moment our beautiful life by fretting about others’ wrong-doing. Your blessing comes from God, and so it is always full and unadulterated. No man can take that away from you. So relax, and claim the fullness and active presence of good, and feel the freedom that comes of a Mind that is totally filled with Love.
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