25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. 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. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Can you trust God?
1. BECAUSE OF HIS PROVEN TRACK RECORD.
1 The LORD is MY shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes ME lie down in green pastures; He leads ME beside quiet waters. 3 He restores MY soul; He guides ME in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with ME; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort ME. 5 You prepare a table before ME in the presence of MY enemies; You have anointed MY head with oil; MY cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow ME all the days of MY life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
2. BECAUSE OF HIS PROVEN CHARACTER.
3 “Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born. 4 Even to your old age and grey hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.