I am claiming a song for this year ~ Just Be Held from Casting Crowns.
Below is part of the lyrics from the song.
So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your worlds not falling apart, its falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on and just be held....... Casting Crowns
In the verse above~ people were in the middle of rough times. It tells us in earlier verses that David was encouraging us to not fret because of evil-doers. I encourage you to read the entire Psalm 37.
Who are evil-doers? Those that are trying to do evil against us ~who are trying to destroy us~ our enemies. If you are trying to walk with God and serve God and doing His will ~ there are going to be evil-doers who want to curse you .
Yet ~this verse tells us to trust God and do good. We can't just trust God and withdrawal into our own little cocoon because we are being attacked from our enemy. We must trust God and do good. Do all the good we possibly can for all the people we can~ even our enemies. And then we are to just stand.
Why? So we shall dwell in the land and be fed. I want to dwell in the land in peace and be fed all that God has for me. How about you?
Oh my stars~ this is hard for me. It is easy to love those that are lovable but God asks us to love those that are our enemies and curse us. This is the mark of a true Christian.
I am working hard at this but I have a long way to go~
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;