Friday, May 25, 2018

Do Not Fret

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret—it leads only to evil.
—Psalm 37:8
 
I am good at fretting. I know firsthand that fretting leads to ingratitude, unholy worry, acrimony, unspoken accusations. Indeed, fretting leads only to evil: the kind of evil that is chronic and insidious. I thank God that I am quickly delivered of fretting through the grace of forgiveness received and given. I thank God that I'm not good at finishing what I start... at least in the case of fretting.

Deliver me from the evil of fretting, Lord. Make me grateful, grant me empathy, keep me from worry; in Jesus' Name. Amen.