A Word from the Word

Commit Your Works to the Lord


Proverbs 16:3

Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.     NASB

Do you want to know that your plans are going to work out, that things are going to work out the way you planned and the way you’ve made preparation for? There is a way that you can know that. It’s by committing your works – everything you do, everything you are responsible for – to the Lord. Turn to the Lord in prayer. Say, “I’ve got this job, I’ve got this responsibility. This is something that requires my attention. I’m not sure I know how to handle it. I’m not quite sure that I know how it will work out, but Lord, I’m committing it to You. I’m putting it into Your hands; I’m asking You to take charge of it. I’m not relying on myself. I’m not depending simply on my own judgment. I’ll do the best I can, Lord, but I know that the best I can do is not good enough, so I’m committing my works, my responsibilities, my activities to You.”

In the original Hebrew of that Scripture, the word commit is “roll.” You see, your works; your responsibilities are like a heavy burden you’ve got on your back and you don’t know how to get it off. And, you know, the best way to get a heavy burden off your back is to just roll it off and dump it. And that’s what that word means. Roll that responsibility off your back. Dump it at the Lord’s feet, and ask Him to take charge of it. And He says He will take charge of it – that if you commit your works to Him, your plans will be established.

You don’t need to be wondering and pondering all the time if things are going to work out. Just commit your works to the Lord.