Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 12 “Fretting Not!” June 27, 2018
One of the Bibles that belonged to my Karen is on my desk at Baptist Church Planters. I gave it to her on October 23, 1989. It was not her birthday nor was it our anniversary. As I remember, it was just an “I love being your husband” gift.
Most of Karen’s notes in this Bible are very brief. Sometimes only a word or two. I discovered something special as I was using it today to write out a verse for the Baptist Church Planters’ retirees. In Psalm 37, Karen wrote out an outline for “Fretting Not!” It’s my privilege sharing this from her Bible. Here’s her outline.
Karen wrote: To fret not:
1. Attitude. She then circled three words in three verses. “Trust” is found in 37:3, “Trust in the LORD.” “Delight” is found in 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the LORD.” “Commit” is found in 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the LORD.”
2. Agenda. “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7).
3. Appreciation. “A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked” (Psalm 37:16).
4. Assurance. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD” (Psalm 37:23).
Michael’s observation: I can tell you that these four things truly help us to “fret not” in the various situations we face. Some might be relatively small things while others might be very significant. In all our ways we can trust the Lord. “He is their strength in time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them” (Psalm 37:39-40). Thanks for allowing me the privilege of sharing Karen’s Notes with you.