I HAVE SEEN

I HAVE SEEN
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

I have seen evil men prosper and honest men hurt.
I have seen perpetrators advance and the innocent stalked.
I have seen the manipulative man rise and the trusting man fall.
And still I know God to be faithful.
Still ... God remains over all.
My musings bring me to Psalm 37 and I rest my weary mind on the pillow of God’s word.
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Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret; it only causes harm.
For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, but it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
… A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
… Depart from evil and do good,
And dwell forevermore.
Psalm 37:1-10; 16-17; 23-24