I can’t do this. But God can!
This is true for absolutely everything we do. But, the bigger the dream, the loftier the goal, the harder the challenge, the more we realize just how true it is!
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NASB).
This verse does NOT mean He gives us everything we want. We can’t claim this verse for a new car, or quote it when we want new shoes. “Well, God wants me to have the desires of my heart and I really want these shoes so He must want me to have them.” No! This is twisted and selfish thinking that we all, at one time or another, are guilty of. God’s main desire for us is not our comfort. Yes, He loves to bless His children and often does give us material things to enjoy. But those things are never to replace our desire for Him!
So what do we delight in? We don’t have to go searching for something to delight in God gives us desires, dreams, passions. He gives us what He knows will bring Him the most glory! He–and He alone–is to be our delight. And He (and He alone) can place that desire in us. He gives us the dreams, passions, the longings for Who we are to be, and what we are to do. He gives us what He knows will bring Him the most glory. And then…He gives us the strength and wisdom to fulfill them!
I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13).
God takes our questions and gives us answers
God takes our fears and gives us confidence
God takes our worry and gives us peace
God takes our pain and gives us endurance
God takes our weakness and gives us strength
God takes our hopelessness and gives us hope
God takes our doubts and gives us faith
God takes our death and gives us life!
Yes, I will delight myself in the LORD!
God desires to make us like His Son Jesus. He has never promised to make us comfortable. He has never promised to give us every material possession we could ever want. But, He has promised to love us, to provide for us, and to never, ever leave us! Delight in Him!
Thank You Lord for placing hopes,
dreams and desires in my heart,
and for the opportunity to bring You glory.
Strengthen and equip me
to fulfill all that You have called me to do.
I will delight in You always!
What desire has God placed in your heart?
Trust Him and He will amaze you with indescribable joy!
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