Psalm 37:5-6 – Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
This is a simple command to commit our way unto the LORD. It tells us to “Roll all your cares onto the LORD.” It gives the picture of a great burden too great for us to carry, but it also gives us great hope that God is greater than the burden we carry because He commands us to roll that burden onto Him.
The Committed Life is one of Trust. God wants us to trust Him. God is worthy of our trust! Trust is faith in action. Jesus reminded us that God the Father feeds the birds of the air, and we are better than the birds, so why worry? Don’t worry about every little thing that goes on in our life. If we do, we are not putting our trust in God and therefore we are not totally committed to God.
The important point is that, if we are committed to God’s Word we should also be the doers of the Word. When we are doers of the Word of God we will not be bothered about the result but we will continue to practise the Word because we love God. The more we get committed, the more our faith will work and build up our confidence.
When we are ill we tend to recite the Scripture from 1Peter 2:24 (who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed)because we want healing. But in our daily lives how committed are we to the rest of the Scriptures? Are we paying heed to God’s Word in other areas of our lives?
If the focus is only on the healing and other areas are neglected, the devil will use the other weaknesses to trap us and make us feel agitated. When that happens, the trust in God is gone and our prayers do not work. That is why our commitment to God should be in all spheres of our lives.
Committed only to some Scriptures and rejecting the rest proves that our faith is weak. This leads to a life of frustration. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel 3:8-25) did not care whether they got burnt in the fiery furnace or not. They had total trust in God. That is why they were able to face the furnace without any fear and in the end they came out alive with victory.
DON’T TELL GOD THAT YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM, TELL YOUR PROBLEM THAT YOU HAVE A BIG GOD!