O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Many (most?) of us have a difficult time delegating important things to other people. The primary reason is that when we do so, we relinquish control. Delegating means—at least in a sense—letting go of something. This is typically not easy. When we let go of a task, for instance, it is as if our reputation goes with it. Even though another person has been made responsible for the task, we generally still feel a connection to it. We want it done correctly, which usually means we want it done the way in which we would have done it. As a result, we often find it hard to delegate.
There is something very special about a truly reliable person—someone we know we can always depend upon. Someone who always does what she says she is going to do. Someone who takes matters as seriously as we do. Someone we can ask to take on a responsibility, knowing that once he says ‘yes,’ we can relax, because we know it will be done, and it will be done on time and done correctly. It is a blessing to have people in life who are dependable.
God is the ultimate one upon whom we can rely. He is always faithful, always trustworthy, always attentive, and always true. “Faithful and sure,” Isaiah calls him. Our God will never let us down. He always does exactly what he says he is going to do, and his promises are good and true. We can find true rest in the steadfast love and faithfulness of our great God.