His word says to us in Psalm 37:4... "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your
As time goes by, I find myself reflecting more and more on God's goodness and the joy I experience
being in relationship with Him. He has been faithful and trustworthy to me all my life. I can trace His hand through my life just like a road map.
This certainly does not mean that I have not experienced my share of difficulty, but it does mean that
through it all, God has been through it with me. Together, we have had experienced both the wins and losses of life.
We are living in a time where nothing much is certain, and everything is being questioned. And, if we
buy into the hype of it all, we will lose the joy and peace He wants us to experience by living for Him.
More times that we would like to admit, we want to experience joy out of our circumstances. But many times, the circumstances of life are not joyous, but downright horrible.
We must find our delight and trust in God…and as we do…He gives us desires.
Webster’s defines delight as finding a high degree of joy or satisfaction in something or someone. To me, this means that even when times are rough, I can look to Jesus and take comfort and joy in my relationship with Him.
The second part of that verse says..."He will give you the desires of your heart." I see this part two ways:
1. As I delight in Him, He gives me some of my own desires and allows them to come to fruition in my
life, and/or 2. As I delight in Him, He gives me the desires He has for me and allows them to come to
fruition in my life. I have noticed it has worked both ways in my life.
Either way, it is a win for us as believers. Life will be much sweeter when we stop relying on our circumstances to make us happy and begin delighting ourselves in a relationship with Jesus.