I've been working on memorizing a verse of Scripture each month. They all have revolve around trusting God. Last month's verse was Psalm 37:4--Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in him and he will act. It's a very simple verse to memorize but it packs a punch when it comes to one's own personal life.
It has been a particularly poignant verse for me this summer. In responding to God's call to move and begin ministering in a new town, in a new state we had to put a house up for sale in one of the worst real estate markets in history. From the beginning I have wanted to be faithful in waiting to see God at work. My prayer has been, "God, you know we need to sell the house so I am trusting you to bring the right buyer." I have had to consciously commit my way to God and not become anxious, however, we are sending our daughter off to college in the fall!
This morning while elbow deep in pastry dough with ten pie plates lined up in a row, my husband called with the news that despite everything a buyer had made an offer on our home. Surprises come at the most unexpected times! What was so amazing was that in trusting God from the beginning I could completely enjoy seeing him act!
Other time in my life I have griped and whined about our unfortunate circumstances and wailed about God's will. When events turned around I always found myself somewhat sheepish when I faced God with thanks. This time I could fully enjoy and appreciate God's action because I had first committed my way and trusted Him to do what I knew he can do.
It was an amazing morning and through the rest of the pie baking, brownie making and oven cleaning that the day brought I sang praises that God had acted so faithfully, but, I also thanked him for helping me to again that God is worthy to be trusted.
Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in him and he will act. It's an absolute truth.