Psalm 37:5 (NASB)

Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Bible Commentary

Psalm 37:5 is a popular Bible verse from the Old Testament that tells us plain and simple--back off and let God do it.

Let’s look at the word, “commit.” Very simply, it means promise, or pledge. The Hebrew meanings are: to roll, run down, trust. What is it the Lord wants us to commit? Our way.

“Way” in Hebrew means: course of life or mode of action. We are to promise our course of life, our journey, to the Lord. It takes a leap of faith to do this, right? That would mean giving up control.


For most of us, that is the most difficult part of trusting God—giving up our own control. Since we became adults, we have enjoyed the freedom of making our own decisions. We might not always make the right decisions, but we learn from our mistakes and hopefully get better.

It has been my experience that the Lord reveals one area of our lives at a time, gently calling us to surrender it to Him. If we want to live in the fullness of His blessings, we follow His leadership one step at a time, growing in trust.


The rewards of receiving more of God are far worth the discomfort of letting go. Sometimes, He gives us a glimpse of what we can expect if we will only trust Him more and ourselves less

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