For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. Then one day, I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I thought about the destiny of the wicked. Their present life is only a dream that is gone when they awake. When you arise, O Lord, you will make them vanish from this life. Then I realized how bitter I had become, how pained I had been by all I had seen. (Psa 73:3,17,20-21 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, cause me to be aware when I compare my life and circumstances with others. Regardless of how difficult my situation appears in comparison to theirs, I do not want to become resentful, thereby hindering my relationship with You. Life may be difficult now, but this is only temporary. My reward is at home with You–and I am not home yet. Thank You for this hope of eternal life with You and all You have in store. In Jesus’ name, Amen.