For the next three weeks, I am going to be taking a look at some of my favorite verses in the Bible: Psalms 37:3-6, each week focusing on a different verse. As we draw closer to God, we'll trust, commit and delight-- that's the reason for putting them all together. But to fully grasp all of them, we need to look at each aspect one at a time.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
Today we're focusing on verse number 3.
There are a lot of verses about trusting God. It's the core of faith. One I am particularly focusing on right now is Isaiah 26:3: "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you."
When we trust in Him we can enjoy safe pasture. We can rest. Trust is the key to reducing anxiety, calming our racing thoughts. Safe pasture is the place we can lie down in a green field, stretch out our arms and be at peace, knowing that God's got this. When we place our trust squarely in Him we have nothing to fear. It's all about knowing He loves us and because His love is perfect we can trust His perfect plans, no matter what they are.
What do you need to trust Him with? Everytime you start to worry about it today, choose instead to trust. Trust, commit, delight. But the first step is trust.