A Word from the Word
Commit – Then Trust!
Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will do it. NASB
Do you want God in charge of your situation, your life, your problem? There are three simple steps that are indicated in those words I read to you.
The first, commit your way to the Lord. That’s a single, decisive act. You just commit your way to the Lord; you take your own hand off it. It’s like taking money to a bank, depositing it, and getting a receipt for it. You know you’ve deposited it.
The next step, trust also in the Lord. Trust is a continuing attitude. Commit is a single act; trust is a continuing attitude. You just go on trusting. Last night you deposited your money in the bank. But you don’t keep worrying about whether it’s still there, or whether the bank knows what to do with the money, you just trust the bank. But in this case, you are not trusting a bank, you are trusting the Lord.
And when you take the first two steps then the third step is the Lord’s: He will do it. He’ll bring it to pass. Whatever situation you have in mind, whatever need, whatever problem, whatever decision, you commit it to the Lord – that’s the act. You go on trusting in Him – that’s the attitude. And you have that wonderful, peaceful assurance: the Lord will do it. He’s in control. You can trust the bank with your money, and you can trust the Lord with your problem. Just take it to Him, commit it to Him, continue trusting in Him.