Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. – (Psalm 37:4, NIV)
Depend on the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will help you. – (Psalm 37:4, ERV)
Take great joy in the Eternal! His gifts are coming, and they are all your heart desires! – (Psalm 37:4, VOICE)
When we delight, depend on, and take great joy in the Lord, we desire what He desires, and we trust Him to help us walk into all that He has for us. All that we are and all that we long for become aligned with God as we earnestly seek Him. The more we understand who He is, the more deeply we delight in Him. God is good, and His love endures forever. As we seek and depend on Him, He shows us more and more of who He is and how He loves. Our desires become intertwined with loving Him and loving His creation. May we ever seek the Lord, in whom we can trust, depend and delight; for He helps us become who we have been created to be, and walk into the desires that align with His.
Take joy in the Lord,
In Him we can trust;
Our help and our hope,
The Savior is just.
When our hearts align,
As God’s very own;
Hopes and dreams fulfilled,
For His love is shown.
Be near us, Lord God,
As we seek to know;
Your heart for all things,
Your help so we grow.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we delight in You, You show us more and more of who You are and how You love. Thank You that it is in this space of knowing, that we recognize the desires of our hearts coming to pass. Forgive us for our selfishness and our lack of seeking You. Teach us to not only seek, but to depend on and delight in You. Show us how to love as You love, so that all might know the goodness of Your grace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we take joy in You and all that You have in store for us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His dwelling place. – 1 Chronicles 16:27