“Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”
Like every other person existing, I have problems trusting God to be letting what’s ‘best’ for me happen to me. How about let’s just have everything happen the way I want it! kthnxbye.
But on a serious note, I think the last two lines there, when they talk of your righteousness and justice, don’t mean that you are inherently so. Rather, it is by delighting yourself God’s plans, whatever they be, and committing your way to coincide with his (and he is inherently righteous and just), that you act righteously and that your causes are justified.
This passage sounds really positive and rainbow/flower/sunshiney, but I think the implication of non-committal would be making yourself unrighteous.
It’s very difficult to be happy about this. But I think having it out there that this is what I’ve got to do is helping make me less of a peevish child.