Do you remember when you were young, and you were in a huge mess of things? Maybe you spilled glue all over the carpet, broke a vase or glass, spilled food all over the kitchen, or maybe you didn’t even do it- there was a just a huge mess. Being overwhelmed- you found mommy or daddy, and they fixed everything. They look matters into their hands a made everything- even you- better.
Remember that relief as soon as they took over. Things were out of your hands. And into their capable ones. There was no need to worry. No need to distress. You could rest knowing that everything would be fixed.
That’s exactly how we should interact with God!
In Psalm 31, David calls upon the Lord to deliver him from his enemies. In verse 5 he says, “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.” David put his faith in God, that God would deliver him. He placed the responsibility of his well being into God’s hands, and trusted that it would be taken care of.
Many years later, a physical descendant of David spoke very similar words when he said, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” Sound familiar? Those are the words of our Savior on the cross. Jesus, God of heaven and earth, while he was experiencing such agony on the cross, committed his whole being into the Father’s hands. He trusted that all would be made right, and it was.
Your predicament may not be as dire or as agonizing as David or Jesus’, but whatever your trial, you can also cry out in faith and commit yourself into God’s hands. You can trust his capable hands with your life, and your everlasting spirit. If you are bearing a burden today, won’t you commit your burden, and your whole self to His safekeeping today?
You can trust Him. He won’t let you down.