Commit and Trust

Here’s a challenge for you this week, and it stems from a simple verse you have probably known since you were a child.

Commit everything you do to the LORD.
Trust him, and he will help you.

How simple are those instructions? Commit everything today to the Lord. Trust Him. And He will help you.

I’m not focusing on this verse today as a formula for success in every area of your daily life. Instead, I think this Commit and trust habit is the key to transforming how we think about our daily lives…and God’s role in our days.

Let’s be honest. Do we seek God only when we’re faced with a big decision? Do we beg His help only when we feel weak or overwhelmed? Do we think that He only has a hand in our lives when we must choose between right or wrong? Do we ask Him to act only when we need a miracle? Do we ask His blessings only on our “spiritual” undertakings?

Many translations of this verse say, “Commit thy way to the Lord”. Your way, everything you do, your entire walk through this day. Give it all to the Lord, entrust it to Him. And He will help you.

He doesn’t promise that we will always have the results we want. But He promises He is there, in every moment, to help us. Later verses in the same psalm say that He delights in every detail of our lives, He directs our steps, and though we might stumble, we will never fall, because the Lord holds our hand. (verses 23-24)

Wow.

I want to gather up my day, everything, every moment I breathe today — package it all up and hand it to the Lord and trust Him with it. And He will help me, hold my hand, and direct my steps!

Such a simple verse. Yet all of us still have a long way to go to learn how to fully commit and trust.

This challenge is for myself this week. Join me. Every day, before you even get out of bed in the morning, wrap up each day and hand it over to Him.

 

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Scripture: Psalm 37:5 (NLT)

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