This is a rerun of a devotional Gina wrote back in 2003.
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither,like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good;dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD ; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
A friend mentioned this verse to me last night and it prompted me to look it up and read it for myself. Too many times we look at the things we want in life with such intensity that they take on a life of their owns. It’s easy to see God as with-holding things from you, especially when you are looking at that “one” thing that you want so much. Many times the biggest things we end up holding up as examples to God are the people we see with what we have. It’s especially easy to do that when that other person is living a life totally apart from God. Verse one is a good one to rememer in those situations. Don’t be envious of those who seem to have exactly what you want. God has given you what you NEED for this season of life. And when it’s time for the next season (and only He knows when that is), you will have exactly what you need then to!