The only time this word is used is when we are commanded not to fret over the wicked or those who prosper.

Notice Psalm 146:10b, “…but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.”

In Psalm 42:1-6, David rebukes himself for being depressed, and in Psalm 43:5, he is preaching to himself.

Remember, most of what we worry about never happens. The storm is seldom as violent as it seems from the appearance of the clouds. God gives us a bitter cup at times, but He also puts some sweetness in it. What is that sweetness?

Please take a few moments to meditate on Exodus 15:23-25, “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.”

God used a tree to make the bitter waters sweet, and the tree is a picture of Calvary.  There is sweetness:

  • In His PRESENCE.

God always provides for us and is always with us. Life has many bitter cups, some days perhaps more than others. There is sadness as well as gladness, but God will give us His presence. If depression comes, flee into His presence, and don’t be concerned about the problems in the world. Your worrying will not change them one iota.

Moses was told to put the tree in the bitter waters to make them sweet. Take the tree of Calvary, and let it sweeten the bitter times in your life.


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