Psalm 37:5 – “Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He’ll do whatever needs to be done.”
How often in my life have I failed to commit what I was doing to the Lord? I tend to want to want to be in control of things – to handle them myself. To get it all figured out. Often I end up the middle of a mess or stressed out because things aren’t happening the way I planned. So, why then do I try to do things on my own?
The word commit means to entrust; and the word entrust means “to assign the responsibility for doing something to someone”. Life would be much easier and more enjoyable if I would turn over the responsibility to Him in the very beginning of a situation rather than waiting until I’ve made a mess of things.
This verse also tells us to “trust in Him”. In trusting Him, we believe that He is reliable. We believe that he He has the ability to take care of whatever it is that we need. We allow Him to look after someone or something of importance or value to us. We entrust that person or situation to His safekeeping.
I love that this verse says that He’ll do whatever needs to be done. We don’t have to worry about it any more. Have you ever had someone tell you that they’ll do whatever it is that needs to be done? It takes all the pressure off and allows you to enjoy what is happening around you.
From the time we were married my husband had been employed by someone else, which, brought in a regular paycheck. Recently, he went into business for himself, which does not always bring in regular paycheck. I struggle with trying to figure out where his next job is going to come from. I commit our way to the Lord and then I take it back again. Then I give it back to Him and then take it back again. What I have found to be true, is that all the plans I have and all the figuring I do is almost never what ends up happening. Something completely unexpected will happen and it always ends up better than what I had planned.
I don’t know if I’ll ever not struggle with this area of my life, but I pray that I do. I want to enjoy life and not be stressed out by it. I do believe that He is able and reliable to take care whatever comes my way and I want to live each day knowing that He’ll “do whatever needs to be done”!