Posts Tagged ‘Fret Not’

Fret not-Fear not-Be not Dismayed

August 5, 2019

Isaiah 41:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’

Joshua 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
A Song:
Fret not –Ps 37:1
Fear not
Be not Dismayed -Isa 41:10
For the Lord you God
He is with you –Mt 1:23
He is with you to stay. –Josh 1:9
He will never leave you
He will never fail –Dt 31:8
The Lord you God
He is with you
He is with you always –Mt 28:20
So trust Him
And don’t be afraid! –Ps 56:3


Glorious Rest in the Lord

July 3, 2019

Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God is in your midst{with you},
He is mighty{a warrior who gives victory} to save.
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet{calm, renew} you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

Rest in the LordPs 37:7,62:1,5-6
And His love divineEph 3:19
Joy full of glory1Pe 1:8
At His feet abideJn 15:10-11;Is 60:13
Only Jesus
Only Jesus
… –Jn 4:14,7:37-39
Isaiah 4:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 then the Lord will create over the entire site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud by day, smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory and brilliance will be a canopy [a defense, a covering of His divine love and protection]. 6 And there will be a pavilion for shade from the heat by day, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and the rain.
Psalm 91:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].



Word Study
From NetBible Zep 3:17

  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).

From NetBible Ps 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

  • fret[02734] = to burn, kindle, to be angry

=>Resting in the Lord is linked with waiting patiently with NO fretting!

From NetBible Isa 60:13
The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the {resting}place of My feet glorious{full of glory}.

  • beautify[06286] = glorify, adorn
  • sanctuary[04720] = temple, tabernacle, sacred holy place
    Ezek 43:7, where the Lord’s throne is called the “place of the soles of my feet.”
    Isa 66:1, the Lord’s throne is where He rests His feet – He rests/abides
    “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?”
  • glorious[03513] = to bestow honor
    Isaiah 11:10 AMP
    10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal[banner, rally point] for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious[03519]]!


Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11


What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth


From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).


Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.


From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace


Be Still — Wait!

November 7, 2017


Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret … -Psalm 37:7 #TrustHim



Fret Not – He is Faithful!

June 11, 2014

Psalm 37:1-3 AMP
1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

The cure for fretting = feed on His faithfulness!

From NetBible Ps 37:1

  • fret[02734] = be angry, burn, be displeased, grieve

From NetBible Ps 37:3

  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

Psalm 100:3,5 AMP
3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 91:1-4 AMP
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

From NetBible Ps 91:4

  • faithfulness[0571] = truth, firmness, sureness, reliability, trustworthiness
  • buckler = protective wall

Psalm 100:4-5 AMP
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!
5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

Fret Not!

Worry Not!

July 20, 2012

Lilies neither toil nor spin -Lk 12:27
Lilies do not worry!

Do not be anxious -Mt 6:28; Phil 4:6
“Peace! Be still!” -Mk 4:39

Know you are held
Treasured in His sight.
-Isa 43:4, 49:16

Word StudyFrom NetBible
Do not worry[3309] = do not be anxious/ troubled

Why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin -Mt 6:28

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Phil 4:6-7

Consider the Lilies
Day After Day

Fret Not!

September 22, 2011

Psalm 37:8 … Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret–– it only causes harm.

Fret Not!

Feed on His faithfulness

He orders the steps of the righteous
He upholds them with His hand
His saints are preserved forever
He is their strength in times of trouble
Because they trust in Him.

Commit your way to the LORD
Rest{Be still} in the LORD and wait patiently for Him
Trust in the LORD, and do good!

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV … Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Father, when I start to ‘fret’ or become anxious help me to remember to feed on Your faithfulness. Thank You that as I come to You in prayer with thanksgiving, Your peace will guard my heart and mind thru Christ Jesus, Your son. Thanks be to God that this peace beyond understanding helps me to rest in Christ Jesus and wait patiently for Him!

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. -Ps 37:3

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it{act on your behalf}. -Ps37:5

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. -Ps 37:7

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. -Ps 37:23-24

The LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. -Ps 37:28

The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.-Ps 37:39-40