“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”
Psalms 37:5 NLT
David calls us to take delight in the Lord and to commit everything we have and do to him. But how do we do this? To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well, and when we have been a faithful friend. Thus, to delight in the Lord, we must know him better and be faithful in our relationship with him. Knowledge of God’s great love for us will then indeed give us delight. To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything—our lives, families, jobs, possessions—to his control and guidance. To commit ourselves to the Lord means to trust in him, believing that he can care for us better than we can ourselves. We should be willing to wait patiently for him to work out what is best for us. (Life Application Study Bible)
On a daily basis, we face challenges. One comes to mind, financial challenges. All of us can relate to this. I am sure at some stage we have all gone through money problems. I think of the words Faith at this point. We should trust God in everything, and walk by faith. Considering this two things come to mind.
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was released over the world. To guide and assist us in our daily challenges. David refers to taking delight in the Lord. In the commentary, the writer refers to knowing the Lord as a faithful friend. This what David is referring to.
How often do we doubt ourselves? That doubt can kill everything; we become so sick with worry. That doubt and worry shut’s our ability to hear the Holy Spirit speak to us. It gets so bad, we can’t think straight, and we make bad decisions. It kills our faith and we, loose sight of God’s blessings. It becomes like a distant pipe dream. Then because you think God has failed us, we then lean on your own understanding. That is where things go horribly wrong. Finances dry up, and the first thing you do is not tithe, and that is the worst thing that you can do. The oldest principle in the Bible is seed time and harvest. So if you don’t give off your blessing, it is going to dry up. You have to always tithe. In other words, planting a seed. This principle most probably applies to most things around us. It’s not only money, do you make time for others?
Consider David’s word again, “commit to the Lord, and He will help you.”
Don’t think you are alone in all of this. I am facing some serious challenges at this moment.
“Lord, I pray for your strength and guidance. In Jesus name, Amen.