I was reading Psalm 31 yesterday, and so many things ‘popped’ to me, but none more than,
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. (verse 5)
Hand: power, strength, assistance. “into thine hand”, means to delegate authority, responsibility, care and dominion.
Spirit: my inner man, my life
So, into Your power, strength, authority, responsibility and care, I entrust my very life, my spirit.
My times are in thy hand . . . (verse 15)
Times: circumstances, courses of times.
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. (Job 23:10)
He KNOWS the way that I take!!
Ladies, commit your spirit, your life, afresh, into the strong hands of our God. He can be trusted, He knows, intimately every detail of what you are going through.
Stop the fretting, the striving, the working. Run to Him and commit yourself to Him. Commit the circumstances that are weighing you down to Him. No matter how alone you feel in your pain or struggle, He knows, give it to Him and find rest in His hands.
You have a Maker Who loves you with an everlasting love. So great is this love for you that He gave His only Son, for you. Don’t just gloss over that because it is familiar. He.loves.you! Because of the great love with which He loved you, while you were yet dead in your sins Christ died for you!
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful . . . Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:23-24)