One day last week I was studying and seeking God about a few prayer requests. I was thinking about how God watches over certain things in our life.
I began to think about different people and how one person walks through a difficult season seemingly unscathed. While another seems to struggle and fall apart walking through the same exact things.
My mind went to the word of God as a familiar scripture came to mind.
It is found in 2 Timothy 1:12.
For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
The word keep in the Strong’s Concordance is defined as; to watch, be on guard, to preserve, to guard a person (or thing) that he may remain safe, to protect from being snatched away, preserved safe and unimpaired, to guard from being lost or from perishing.
The word, commit, is defined as; to give in trust; to put into the hands or power of another; to entrust, a deposit, a trust or thing consigned to one’s faithful keeping, to be held firmly and faithfully, and to be conscientiously delivered unto another.
God keeps, guards, preserves, keeps safe and protected, won’t allow to be lost or taken away…those things which we commit to Him.
He keeps those things that we give in trust to Him. That we put in His hands and in His power. That we conscientiously deliver into His hand.
That’s God’s promise to us. However, He cannot keep or preserve those things we do not commit to Him.
Therein lies the problem.
If we refuse to trust God with those things that are out of our control…He cannot keep them. He cannot protect them.
Last week I shared with you some of the challenges we were having with our building. The day I was at the end of my rope and walked away was the best day I had. Why? Because that day, I fully and totally committed those things to Him. Once and for all. And I refused to pick them back up.
I stopped trying to work it out on my own. I completely and conscientiously delivered it all to God. I entered into His rest and gave it all to Him. He was not able to bring deliverance in that situation until I committed it to Him totally. But once I did, He moved quickly on our behalf.
The Passion Translation says 2 Timothy 1:12 this way: The confidence of my calling enables me to overcome every difficulty without shame, for I have an intimate revelation of this God. And my faith in him convinces me that he is more than able to keep all that I’ve placed in his hands safe and secure until the fullness of his appearing.
We can rest assured that our God is faithful. He is more than able to keep and protect all we place in His hands. Today, roll your cares over on Him. Commit your desires to Him. Place your children, your finances, your marriage, or whatever it may be, in His capable and faithful hands. Enter into His rest. He will keep…all we commit to Him. We have His word on it.
Meditate on this:
For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness. Psalm 33:4