Psalm 37: 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself 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 act.
This is one of those favorite passages for many of us as there is so much packed in there... We all like the idea of God giving us the *desires* of our heart. Of course this truth follows us delighting (being pliable and soft) in God and having those old desires replaced with new Godly desires. Our desires being replaced is a work in progress. We need to have the thinking replaced that something (anything) will solve some or all our problems and/or fill the whole in our heart that only the Holy Spirit can fill. We have been reminded this past few weeks as many suicides have been making headlines. A couple of these were the rich and famous and one was a young person with their entire life in front of them. No matter our situation in life we have to be found *delighting in God* or else the weight of the world will come crashing in upon us. There is no way of getting around this.
Verse 5 says to "commit your way to Him and He will act." One way of defining the word *commit* is *to roll*. I am reminded when I was young of going to the top of leveys, laying down, letting go and rolling down the hill until reaching the flat ground. Once committing to the roll there is no stopping. I knew the ride was going to fun but that it would likely be bumpy and may even hurt some but the adventure and the story was worth it. What a picture of our journey with God. We climb up to His holy hill and just *commit to the roll*. We know it is going to be uncomfortable at times but the reward is well worth it. Let's stop holding back and *just roll with it*.