“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:4-5 ESV
As humans in a fallen world, it’s in our nature to desire worldly and sinful things. In relationships, we look to our spouse, our family, and our friends to fulfill our needs. At work, we cling to promotions and success to give us a moment of satisfaction. In life in general, objects and instant gratification rule our minds, thoughts, and bodies.
We are commanded by God to desire and delight in Him. But what does that even mean? If we trust in Him, He will give us whatever our hearts want? If we truly place our priority on the Lord and the truth of His word, chances are it won’t be the newest Apple Watch or next big job promotion. When our focus is on Christ, His desires start to become our desires…we no longer hold tight to the things of this world.
It’s okay to long for and desire things in life, whatever those might be. My longing is to have children one day and be a mom to little ones running around my house. But the truth is, this may not be God’s desire for me. I have to commit myself to God’s promises and trust in His plan, and He undoubtedly will never fail.
This world will never satisfy our deepest longings, but Christ promises if we put our trust and faith in Him, He will always provide above and beyond our expectations.
Father, help me to delight myself in You and only You. Teach me to desire more and more of You every single day. Give me Your desires and put my sinful ones to death. Amen.
Ask yourself: does my heart truly desire Christ and Christ alone? Make it a point to change aspects of your life that distract you from fully delighting yourself in the Lord and the promises He has for you.
Raegan is wife to an amazing man of God. Oklahoma born and bred. Her mission in life is to spread the Gospel and tell people of her Savior’s undying love. Visit Raegan at her blog Delighted In Him.