Desires of my heart

Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

Oh, my heart! Why are you downcast? Are you feeling downcast because your future looks bleak? Or, deep inside you, my dear heart, are you worried that the Lord may not fulfil His promises to you? Are you wondering whether your desires will be satisfied?

Oh, my heart! You know that amidst all these unbelief and questions, you still believe in the miracle-working God; you believe in the LORD God Who is faithful to His promises. You know who you have believed – the loving Eternal Father, Who gave His only Son for you – you know that and you believe that. So, why are you downcast? Hasn’t your Master given a simple command to you, a very simple command to follow so that you can have the desires of your heart – delight yourself in Me. That’s all He is asking.

Oh, I understand. You are wondering when everything looks so dark and bleak, how can I delight in the Lord? But, my dear heart, when is your delight in the Lord dictated by the external circumstances? How many times you have told Jesus, your Saviour and your Redeemer, that confession Peter made… “Lord, You know all things and You know that I love You.” How many times when you said that, you were right there with Peter, with a broken heart, with eyes swelling up with tears, with a voice struggling to control your emotions? You meant those words, didn’t you? Now, tell those words again and let His love fill your heart and you will delight in Him. Yes, my dear heart, may your heart be filled with the love of God our Father, with the love of Jesus Christ, His only Son and with the love of the Holy Spirit. Delight in Him and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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