Psalm 37:5-6

Whole-Soul Trust

 

Read:

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. Psalm 37:5–6

 

Reflect:

Committing your way to the LORD is not for the faint of heart. As we saw earlier this week, trust—in this verse, “committing your way to the LORD”—and courage go hand-in-hand. Courage is acting on what God reveals as His will and His direction for us: courage is trust with shoes on! And we choose to trust God based on His love for us made evident in Jesus Christ who hung on the cross as payment for our sins.

So, again, when we act with courage and trust, when we commit our way to God, we roll the whole weight of life’s burdens and decisions onto Him. Then the challenge to “trust also in Him” intensifies as He makes clear which way we should go. Trust is not an abstraction or merely a mental exercise at this point, but a whole-soul choice. This kind of ferocious trust means believing that God will bring good out of our circumstances as He guides us to do the right thing.

Now consider how God honors this ferocious trust. First, God gives us both the insight and the will to make right choices. Second, He leads in order to bring forth “righteousness as the light” from deep in your soul. Finally “your justice [will be] as the noonday”: others will clearly see that the Lord has done His work in you and in your life.

 

Respond:

May, Lord God, my whole-soul trust reach the point where I’ll never hesitate to commit to Your way and never dream of not trusting You.