“Jesus called out with a loud voice, Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46
Jesus had been convicted and sentenced to die on the cross. He had been hanging on the cross for a while. Now He states His last words. They are words saying He is committing His Spirit to His Father. The time for Jesus to die had come.
At one point, Jesus had made the statement that no one can take His life, but that He lays it down for the people. In this last sentence on the cross, you can see that. His trust in God the Father was perfect trust. He knew that the Father knew what was best and how to do it.
Most people who are facing physical death are scared and unsure of what is next. This even occurs often with believers. Their don’t have the complete peace about their knowing Jesus and His saving power. Many are trusting in their own good works to earn their place in heaven.
As a believer in Jesus, you must be willing to fully trust what Jesus said and is doing in your life. If you believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus and that it was done for your sins and salvation, you need to believe He will also save you.
Although the majority of people today are not facing physical death in the immediate time-frame, this commitment needs to be the same. Everyone is, or will be, going through a tough situation in their lives. You most likely are going through one now. Are you trusting God with it?
Your situation could be a financial one, or a physical health one, or a relationship one, or one of millions of other things. Some of these may be “small” or the may be very large. Regardless of what it is, you must commit yourself to God in the situation. Trust that He will take care of you in the best way possible.
The world looks at it as the end, but God looks at it as a new beginning, a new life. Will you commit yourself to Him today?
I pray today that you will commit your life to God; that you will trust in God’s taking care of you; that God will fill you with His peace and love; that you will know God’s love and mercy; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.