Spiritual Sundays

My friend Susan of A Life of Grace did a blog post about a blogging theme called Spiritual Sundays. I need all the help I can get to draw nearer to the Lord and keep my mind on Him, so joining in a special Sunday meme is a great opportunity.

One verse that has often helped to quiet my heart in difficult times is found in Psalm 37:1, “(A Psalm of David.) Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.” Verse 3 directs further, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.”

The thoughts I take from this verse are:

  1. Nothing good will come from focusing on all the bad things that happen in this life. It’s OK to be aware of evil and to fight against it using godly means, but to fret about it will be hurtful.
  2. As I trust the Lord for my spiritual welfare, it is His will that I trust Him also for guidance and protection when evildoers trouble me or others.
  3. By God’s grace, I will ask Him for wisdom in difficult situations.
  4. By God’s grace, I will focus on Him, not on circumstances.

How about you, dear blogging friends? Would you like to participate in Spiritual Sundays, too? Just read about it and link up at Charlotte and Ginger’s Spiritual Sundays site.

7 Responses to “Spiritual Sundays”

  1. This is so good! Keep clinging to these truths.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I’m so glad you chose to share with us on Spiritual Sundays. I think we all need all the help we can get and I’m glad Spiritual Sundays is filling a need and is supported by bloggers like you.

  3. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    Thank you for joing in today, and for your wonderful post. I hope you have a great week ahead! God bless…

  4. Rhodema says:

    Joyce, so good to have you join us. I needed your word today. I’m in a tough situation.

    Thanks you,
    have a blessed week.

  5. Ginger says:

    I’m so glad you stopped by today and shared your thoughts, and your heart. Spiritual Sunday is a wonderful place to be, I have been touched by so many wonderful people. Prayers have been ask, prayers have been answered.Grace, I think thats one of my favorite words in the Bible. Thank-you for touching my heart today.
    God Bless,

  6. kerri says:

    Psalm 37 has always been such a comfort to me. It’s so good to focus on the fact that God can even use other peoples’ sin to our good. He is good indeed.

  7. Barbara says:

    It’s so easy to loose our focus. This is such a great reminder. Thanks for sharing.