What do we do when problems come on our way? How do we handle the daily difficulties of life?
Even as Christians, we tend to react as the world does. We let fear and panic take hold of us. We run to every one we know to seek advice. We knock at every door that exists and sometimes are led to consult every religion in existence. When we have run out of ideas and have no one else to turn to, then we think about our God.
Today the psalmist tells us what we are to do when problems come on our way. Commit your way to the Lord. Come into the presence of God, entrust to Him all your worries, all your trials and your difficulties. Tell Him what you are going through. He knows it already; but nonetheless he wants to hear it from you. Our God is omniscient, he knows all things.
The second step is to trust in Him. To trust is to have complete faith and confidence in Him, in His Word and his promises, knowing that he cares for us and has our best interest at heart. Trusting God implies waiting patiently for Him to act and respond to our prayers. Human reasoning can be our worst enemy in this testing and waiting period. The human mind can say: ‘why wait any longer?
Don’t you see that God will not answer your prayer? May be God does not care about you or your sins are too great?’ Human reasoning can bring doubt and discouragement. Prov 3:5 advises us: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Often we are not able to understand the ways of God, but this should not prevent us from obeying and trusting in His Word.
The third step comes with a promise from God: and he will do this. We do our part in committing our way to the Lord and trusting in Him. God will do his part in acting and responding to our prayers.
Lord Jesus Christ, I come before you in absolute faith and trust in you and your Word. I know that your Word is truth and that you are a faithful God who honors all his promises. Help me to always surrender to your perfect will for my life. In Jesus mighty name. Amen