Psalm 37:38 “But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.”
[The certainty of your judgment, Lord, is absolute: sin and all who choose to remain in it will be condemned, taken from this world and removed from your presence forever.
Then the new Heaven and the new earth will come, beautiful and pure with no evil, no sin, no wickedness– only obedience, love, glory-giving and worshiping you, Lord God–Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are worthy, the only One to be exalted, for you are the wise and good God who judges correctly.
Psalm 37:39 “The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.”
[we should look nowhere else for salvation, protection or help, for no one and nothing else can save us, protect us, keep us as You can, Lord God. You are our Savior, our Shepherd and our Warrior King.]
Psalm 37:40 “The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,”
[You, Lord, are active, powerful and always present; We can trust you to work all things out, as you did in defeating the wicked at the cross.
Lord you save us in and through the pressures that are good for us while you remove those which are destructive. You point out our junk stress (are we listening?), call us to let go of what we can’t control or change anyway, and then to hold on to your gracious goodness, your perfect plan, your positive power so we can shed who binds us and rise on the wings of truth above the things we have allowed to burden us.
Yes, the Lord helps and delivers us when we join Him in what he’s doing, when we trust Him rather than ourselves. So let go, hold on and rise above.