5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth. Psalm 31:5
Naturally when looking at this Psalm, your mind might go to the final words of our Lord as He hung on Calvary’s cross when He essentially exclaimed the same sentiment to His Father. We all know that David, the author of this Psalm, had reason to commit himself to God as he was on the run from Saul who sought to take his life. He had confidence that the God of truth would redeem him.
We, too, can have the assurance that when we commit – yield – surrender our spirits to the Lord that He will redeem us because He is the God of truth! But first we must yield. We cannot expect that God will deliver us when we continue to try to do things our way – when we continue to take the helms of our lives as if we are in control. We have to submit, we have to commit, we have to yield. When we take our hands off of our own lives – contrary to the ideologies of the world – we can rest assure that God, who knows what’s best for us, will do what’s best for us.
I know that the famous quote by Marianne Williamson is a great quote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.” Yes, that’s a wonderful quote that speaks to the power within us to achieve great things – but from a Christian’s point of view it might seem that our biggest fear is relinquishing to the Lord the power that we think we have over our lives. That is not only our deepest fear, but our deepest challenge – yielding, submitting, and committing our spirit, our being, ourselves, our lives to the Lord who is the ONLY One that can redeem us – for He is the God of truth!
The Christian that really wants to be used by God, that really wants to impact the kingdom of God, that really desires to be successful – has to, should and MUST commit his or her life into HIS hands!
c/Candie A. Price