Wow. Two big words in the title today. Really big words. They ask a lot of us. They ask everything of us.
Here’s the challenge and the promise, 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.
Lessons straight from the Bible and the dictionary today, folks.
“Commit” – one meaning is to give in trust or to entrust for safekeeping. Reminds me of a verse I hang onto … My times are in your hands, Lord. (see Psalm 31:15)
A second meaning is to bind or pledge oneself to. When I’m committed to some person or principle or purpose, that commitment shapes my thoughts and behavior. Whatever I do, I’m doing not for myself or other people, but for the Lord (Ephesians 6:7 and Colossians 3:23).
Many translations of this verse say, “Commit thy way to the Lord”. My way, everything I do, my entire walk.
(I’m taking a moment here to think about what I’ve planned this day. Even the little, mundane, insignificant details. Have I committed everything to Him?)
Give it all to the Lord, entrust it to Him. Rely on Him. Pledge this day to Him.
And I can trust Him for … well, everything.
Committing and trusting does require every bit of me.
And He will help me!
He doesn’t promise that I will always have the results I want. But He promises He is there, in every moment, to help me. He delights in every detail of my life, He directs my steps, and though I do stumble, I will never fall, because the Lord holds my hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)
I’m still working at my part—the committing and trusting part. My hope is counting on His help and His holding me.
Bend down, hear my prayer. I need help.
MORE: Exodus 15:1-18; Deuteronomy 9:3; Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalm 10:17; Psalm 34; Psalm 37:5; Psalm 38:18-22; Psalm 40; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 63:7-8; Psalm 91:14-15; Psalm 115:9-11; Psalm 116:1-9; Psalm 118:7-9, 13-16; Psalm 121; Psalm 145:14-20; Psalm 146:3-6; Isaiah 41:8-10, 13; Isaiah 63:9; Nahum 1:7; John 14:15-17, 26; John 16:33; Romans 8:26a, 28; Philippians 4:13; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 13:5-6; Hebrews 13:20-21