“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverb 16:3)
“Commit” comes from the Hebrew word, “Galal”. It is a verb that means to roll or roll away your burden. Like carrying a huge stone, roll the burden over to Christ.
“Commit thy works unto the Lord” means to take your burden, your heavy load and roll it over to the Lord. In so doing our thoughts, our plan and purpose will be established in God’s counsel and ways. They will be established in righteousness and set on a proper course. The plans will then succeed in God’s time and at God’s discretion.
This is where complete trust in God comes in. When God is at the helm He will make course adjustments in our plans that we will not understand or even agree with at that particular moment. But if we just, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverb 3:5-6).
It can be a frightful thing to let go and let God. Especially when we do not understand the direction He is taking us. We can feel isolated and that everything is falling apart because we are not headed (at the moment) in the direction we think we need to be headed.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” (Psalm 56:3-4)
But we’ve given the Lord our heavy burden to tote for us. Our goal and purpose has been established, set and arranged by Him. Victory is ours because we gave it all to the Lord.
“The only way to have our thoughts established is to commit our works to the Lord. The great concerns of our souls must be committed to the grace of God, with a dependence upon and submission to the conduct of that grace (2 Timothy 1:12); all our outward concerns must be committed to the providence of God, and to the sovereign, wise, and gracious disposal of that providence.” (Matthew Henry)
There are two things we must do. We must relinquish the weight of the burden or task to God. We must also relinquish the worry and concerns over that burden or task. God has the burden. God has the worry. We are to trust and have faith in Him.