Committing Our Way to the Lord

Michael Beck

“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5)

Who knows what the future holds? We certainly have the way we would like things to turn out, but so many things are out of our control. Some people believe they can, by the power of their own thoughts, or will, or words, bring to pass whatever future they wish for. (They at least feel powerful for a time.) Others gloomily resign themselves to a fate they don’t understand and deeply resent.

When David viewed what was happening in the world, he was tempted to become anxious, angry, and fretful. As powerful a man as he was, God was already teaching him how weak he was. “And I am this day weak, though anointed king …” (2 Sam. 3:39) The more he lived, the more the concept of meekness began to appeal to him. So much so that he would write: “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Ps. 37:11)

Who are the meek? The meek are those who trust in God to order their present and their future. They are not lifted up in their minds or actions. They don’t “fret themselves in any wise to do evil.” (Ps. 37:8) They believe that the God they serve holds their future in His own good hands. And with this confidence, they have an “abundance of peace.”

We commit our way to the Lord, trusting He is committed to us. We have the blessed assurance that He will “bring to pass” His wonderful will in our life. We are not anxious or afraid for what tomorrow might hold. We are content to let it unfold as we simply rest in the arms of our good, good Father.

Walk today in childlike trust that your future is in the hands of your good God, who will not fail you. Let faith banish fear. Let meekness replace a lifted up spirit. Let an “abundance of peace” settle a mind that could be “careful and troubled about many things.”

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.