In Psalm 37 David contrasts the lifestyle of the wicked with those of the righteous and deals with the issue of living in a world where it looks like the wicked are winning. The first thing David says is to trust.
Trust means to hide in for refuge; reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, and surety of a person or a thing.
Trust His Care
Mathew 6:8 (ESV) – Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
The word knows literally means to perceive, possess information, and have full knowledge of. God knows all that we need, well in advance, and because of this, we can trust Him.
Rely on His Guidance
Proverbs 3:6 (ESV) – In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
Direct means to make straight. It also means God will move the obstacles, making a smooth path or way.
“God will jerk the slack out of your path” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
Understand His Will
Ephesians 5:15-17 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
When you know what God wants in a situation, it brings about confidence and boldness.
Surrender to His Way
Proverbs 14:12 (ESV) – There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death
“God is not going to make us obey.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
Tell Him Your Concerns
Philippians 4:6 (ESV) – do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
For some of us, our greatest sin is worry.
“Worry is like arsenic; it doesn’t take much.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson