7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
Take this verse to heart today. What do you find to be the most difficult thing about being "still" and waiting?
How could this verse teach us to approach our world today?
8 Stop being angry!
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
it only leads to harm.
9 For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
10 Soon the wicked will disappear.
Though you look for them, they will be gone.
11 The lowly will possess the land
and will live in peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the godly;
they snarl at them in defiance.
13 But the Lord just laughs,
for he sees their day of judgment coming. NLT
Why do we not need to respond in anger and rage to those who are wicked?
From the Lord's perspective, what is the difference in outcome between someone who is wicked and someone who trusts in God? Why can this be a difficult truth to believe?
What does it mean to be "lowly" in this passage of Scripture?
What makes the Lord laugh?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Which part of these verses do you most need to apply to your life? Take some time to pray about this.