“Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” –Psalm 31:5
The scriptures declare to us Beloved, that the object of the faithful man’s solicitude in life and death is not his body or his estate, but his spirit; this is his choice treasure–if this be safe, all is well. What is this mortal state compared with the soul? The believer commits his soul to the hand of his God; it came from Him, it is His own, He has aforetime sustained it, He is able to keep it, and it is most fit that He should receive it. All things are safe in His hands; what we entrust to the Lord will be secure, both now and in that day of days towards which we are hastening. It is peaceful living, and glorious dying, to repose in the care of heaven. At all times we should commit our all to Jesus’ faithful hand; then, though life may hang on a thread, and adversities may multiply as the sands of the sea, our soul shall dwell at ease, and delight itself in quiet resting places.
“Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” Redemption is a solid basis for confidence. David did not know Calvary as we do, but temporal redemption brought him joy; therefore, shall not eternal redemption console us even more? Inasmuch as past deliverances are strong pleas for present assistance. We are able, therefore, to Trust that what the Lord has done He will do again, for He changes not; that He is faithful to His promises, and gracious to His saints; and He will not turn away from His people. With this Trust, with this Assurance, we can rest in the confidence, that all is well with our souls.