“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do” Psalm 37:5
As human beings, we always seek to have complete control over our circumstances. We fool ourselves into thinking that if we do not control our situation and frantically search for possible solutions to our problems, we will lose the battle.
It is exactly this type of thinking that prevents us from believing that God will take care of all of the negative circumstances that trouble us. We do not want to let go of our problems and we do not want to relinquish control because we do not understand with our natural minds the concept of being still and waiting on God.
On occasions our diligence can be effective and perhaps can even help us solve different setbacks. But, there are times however, when no matter how hard we try or how much we stress, we cannot resolve anything. When our limitations prevent us from solving the adversities that plague us, we begin to become discouraged and desperate.
God is a God of peace and not of confusion. He wants us to trust and depend completely on Him. In Psalm 37:5, we find the way in which God desires us to behave as His children.
Verse 5 of this Psalm is divided in three parts. First of all it states: “Commit your way to the Lord.” The word commit means to give, to trust in the protection of someone, or to entrust someone to perform a task. When you learn to commit your way to the Lord, you will discover that you have committed your life, your problems, your family, your finances, your marriage, your children, your business, your job, your education, and your health in the hands of a mighty and powerful God who is able to do things much more abundantly than we could ever ask for or understand. When we have a thorough understanding of whom God really is, it will become easier to move on the second part.
The second part of verse 5 states: “Trust in Him.” To trust is to believe, to have certainty, and to have faith that God will not fail us. David stated: “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:5). Our God is a faithful God. We can trust in all of His promises. The Bible states: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). We cannot harbor any type of doubt in our minds. Faith in God is what leads us to the third point.
Finally, Verse 5 states: “He will do.” You do not have to worry or become sad because we have a promise and God is faithful to His Word. If you commit your ways to Him, and you believe that He is powerful to truly resolve or accomplish what you have asked, then you can rest assured that God cannot go against what He has already promised because that would be going against His Word. So have faith, He will do! Amen!
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