Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
In the midst of life changes and big decisions, it is often hard to determine what is the “right thing to do”. We find ourselves saying “Just give me a sign!” or “If only I had a crystal ball!”
But the truth of the matter is, life isn’t a highway (sorry Tom Cochrane & Rascal Flatts) and there are no signs and crystal balls just don’t exist. There’s no time travel to change the things we do or have done. We just have to make a decision, stick with it, and see what happens.
Proverbs 16:3 & 16:9 says “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans… The heart of man plans his way but the Lord establishes his steps.”
The entire chapter emphasizes this key point: in the midst of a big life changing decision making period, not only trust in the Lord to lead you and take care of you, but commit to Him through your actions and the decision will be “the right one”. If you make all decisions, big and small, for Him, you will be doing the right thing simply because you are glorifying him through it.
This may not seem new to you, it certainly isn’t new to me, but it is something that I need a constant reminder for- Trust God and live for Him and he will take care of you.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
And he promises to keep you and take care of you. Our faithfulness for His guidance and care, seems like more than a fair trade!