Words from the Heart for Thursday May 6th, 2021
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
In July last year, Nestle Canada said it was selling its Pure Life bottled water business to Ice River Springs as Ontario prepares to give its municipalities veto power over new water bottling permits. Canada’s most populous province recently announced new rules for taking groundwater, three years after the former government enacted a moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling. Nestle president Jeff Hamilton says it began to explore the sale of its water business in late 2019.
Sometimes the world just doesn’t seem fair. People who take advantage of others prosper and those who are obviously guilty walk away unpunished. Even children have an innate sense of justice – how often do we hear them cry “that’s not fair!” Recently, the news is filled with reports of powerful people, even in Christian circles, having taken advantage of people they should have cared for and cared about. While sometimes justice is done, it isn’t always. So how do we as followers of Jesus, handle all this? King David, who experienced his share of injustice, gives this advice in Psalm 37:7: “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” I’ve noticed a lot of fretting lately. It doesn’t take long perusing social media to see how upset many people, even God’s people, are. David reminds us that God doesn’t miss a thing. Before we do anything else, we are called to be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act. He doesn’t miss a thing, and His nature is perfect justice. In His time, He will step in.
These have been words from the heart.