The Solution to It - Part 3
WHEN THE UPRIGHT GET UPTIGHT
1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass And wither as the green herb. 3Trust in the LORD and do good; So shall thou dwell in the land and verily thou shall be fed. 4Delight thyself also in the LORD; And He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5Commit thy way unto the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. 6He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light And thy judgment as the noonday. 7Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Sometime ago I was watching television, and following the news there came on this little spot advertising the Unity religion. Ever so often, they will come on television with a 60-second spot, featuring a movie star or some other celebrity. They start by saying, today, the word from Unity is—and then there will be a word like attitude, or perseverance. It is a little pop psychology. This particular night, this movie actress came on and said, today, the word from Unity is joy. She talked about joy, and how joyful joy is, and how important it is. She finished with this statement: If you have lost your joy, get it back. I sat there and thought, old dumb me, that never occurred to me. Why didn't I think of that? All I had to do is get my joy back.
Of course, the problem was that she didn't tell me how to do it. That is the problem with most advice. The world tells us to fly but doesn't give us any wings. People say don't worry. Thanks a lot. What is it that I'm not supposed to worry about? It's like the doctor saying, I don't want you to worry. That makes me worry. Sometimes people find themselves in great distress and succumb to some real dark, black periods of depression and other people don ...
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