Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the 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.
There is no better, no greater good we can do for the world and God’s people but one thing: to overcome. A sweet word will be forgotten, and helping hand cannot be outstretched forever, but victory in the Lord is passed down from generation to generation. To focus on our own battle and take our place in the Kingdom; to pave a new way that others may follow; to cause a schism in the oppressing bondage of our generation. Our endurance will come to be like an umbrella that is a refuge to others also, ‘til He delivers us and does so gloriously.
Do you feel as if you are gaining a more holistic picture of service, or is it still compartmentalized in your mind under certain actions or attitude?
God of my being,
My struggles and needs often get the best of me. They taunt me deep within my soul and await my demise. But when St. Marina faced the demon of this world himself, she did not retract. She did not ignore him. She recognized him, crabbed him by the head, renounced him, beat him and demanded information that is to save any of the people under his yoke. I ask for but a percentage of this capability, according to Your perfect measure and my calling, that I may be free and help free Your people. Amen.