The story is told of a farmer who woke up to find his prized pig had been stolen. Rather than freak out, call the neighbors to form a search party, or involve the police, the farmer did nothing. He did whatever it is farmers do all day. He did it for weeks. Leaning against a pole and chewing a straw one day, a visiting neighbor asked, "So, did you ever find out who stole your pig?" Without batting an eyelash, the farmer replied, "I just did."
Psalm 37 says,
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.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
They may escape the eyes of the police, your boss, or even Uncle Sam, but as surely as the sun comes up in the morning, they NEVER escape the eyes of the Judge of all the earth. You just keep your own heart and attitude right. Don't fret and fume! Like our farmer friend, keep doing what is required of you. God will not only reward your faithfulness, but He will deal justly with the evildoers in your life.
Talk About It: How do you encourage yourself when wrong seems to go unpunished?