Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”
[Again, Lord Jesus, you call us to a partnership of dependence. Committing our way to you involves two things: first, to surrender to you all our plans and desires; second, to give you the right to decide the outcomes.
This should not be hard, knowing how good and powerful, wise and caring you are. However, we resist because we tend to trust ourselves more than we trust you.
In our old nature, we are rebellious, stubborn, proud and selfish, hanging onto our little tattered shreds of self-fulfillment and self-importance. In the end this always leads to emptiness and frustration. Forgive us, Lord, for trying to be independent; help us to surrender to you consistently, continually committing our way to you.
Then comes the second command: to trust in you. To surrender is one thing, to leave our future with you is another. This requires wisdom, understanding what is cooperation and what is selfish ambition; it requires discernment, knowing when to wait and when to act.
Abraham had to learn this, and made some big mistakes along the way, acting according to culture or others’ advice; but in the end he trusted, being immediately willing to sacrifice his son when you spoke.
I praise you, Lord, that you are worthy of trust, for you are fully faithful, gloriously good and completely compassionate. You have demonstrated this over and over in history, and multiple times in our lives. Every God sighting is another proof that you are trustable.
Then comes the promise, “He will act.” This is a certainty. Lord, you will definitely do what is necessary, at the right time, in the right way, and for the right purposes.
I praise you for your great faithfulness, always acting in line with your character and according to your wisdom, not mine. You are always able to do what is best because you can see the whole picture, knowing all the possible outcomes.
As someone said, if we had all the facts, we would always immediately submit to God’s will; but we never know all, while He does, so we must and can trust Him to always make the best possible decision.
I praise you that you, Lord God, always act wisely, perfectly, powerfully, positively and persistently. Praise you that you will act today to bring to pass what is necessary, what is good, what is glorifying to you.
As we continue to wade through the troubled waters of my wife’s illness, help me to continually commit my way to you, to trust in you and to wait in faith for your timing, for your good provision, for your deliverance, whether it be by healing or death. And may thereby you have more glory and honor. Praise be to you for whatever you will do. Amen.