“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 Taking delight in the Lord means that our hearts truly find peace and fulfillment in Him. The idea behind this verse is that when we truly rejoice or “delight” in the eternal things of God, our desires will begin to parallel His and we will never go unfulfilled. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
There may be times we delight in wealth, status, material possessions, and other temporary things of this word, but they never satisfy. We may never truly get what we want hence the reason we are always wanting more. A lesson King Solomon learned in his pursuit of earthly treasure: “Everything is meaningless!” Ecclesiastes 1:2
For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. We will never be deeply fulfilled or happy with the things the world has to offer. If we place our joy and hope in God first, He will meet all our needs.
This world can never satisfy our deepest longings, but if we choose to delight in God’s way, He will always provide above and beyond our expectations. “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 1 John 4:14
Looking for a comforter,
Who will give you peace and rest
Looking for instruction,
That will teach you to be your best
Looking for the ingredients,
That you can stir into your soul
Looking for the answers,
That will reach the young and old
Looking for a real friendship,
That is honest, pure and true
Looking for a support system,
That will always see you through
Looking for a fine flavor,
You have never experienced before
Looking for the right nourishment
That you will enjoy, more and more
Looking for the true leader,
Who is a godly role model for you
Looking for a wise mentor,
Who will guide you in all that you do
Looking for the Savior,
Who is the one and only true way,
Looking for the answer?
Delight Yourself, in the Lord Today!
Father in Heaven, today I lift my eyes to You. You alone are the source of my strength, peace and provision. I choose to delight myself in You knowing that You will give me the desires of my heart in Jesus’ name.