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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Faithful to Keep His Promise



Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.

—Psalm 37:5



In Psalm 37:5, Strong’s Talking Greek and Hebrew Dictionary translates the word “commit” as the Hebrew word “gala.” The word “gala” means “to roll (literally or figuratively).” The word “way” is translated as the Hebrew word “derek,” which means “a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action.” 


To commit to the Lord is literally “rolling” our lives over to Him, and the only way I can commit my way to the Lord is if I trust Him. 


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). 


I don’t need to trust in the Lord when it is just convenient or when it feels right. The Holy Spirit instructs me to trust the Lord with ALL my heart. If I have a divided heart—a heart not believing in His goodness—a heart not focused on Him, my allegiance will falter. If I lean on my own understanding, I will lose His way and start struggling with my own. I will not trust His faithfulness to direct my path.


But when I commit my way to the Lord, His thoughts will be established in me (Proverbs 16:3). My thoughts will be His thoughts. I commit my way to the Lord today will all my heart. I step out in faith following the Lord’s path for my life, and I just trust Him to direct me. I believe He is faithful to perform what He has promised, and He will bring it to pass.


“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform: (Romans 4:20-21).


Abraham did not waver in believing God’s promise to him, and that commitment not to waver strengthened His faith. He became fully convinced that what God had promised Him would come to pass. If I choose not to waver in believing God’s promise, I, too, will be strengthened in my faith. I too shall be fully convinced that God is faithful to fulfill what He has promised. Glory will be given to God and not to me. 


Being fully convinced is trusting in the Lord completely. It is believing what He says is true without seeing it. Step out in faith believing Him. He is faithful to keep His promise.



© 2023 Lynn Lacher


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