Wozwza! Seriously? God will give us ALL we desire and all we have to do is delight in him? Yeah, No. I hate to burst your bubble, but keep reading. I think you will see that even though this verse doesn’t mean exactly what it might sound like to our worldly ears, you will be surprised, actually you will be overjoyed.
Let’s just start from the beginning, shall we. The first part of the verse says, “when we delight in the Lord…” What does that mean to really delight in the Lord? It means that we put God first in our lives, he is our focus. We should always be giving praise and thanks to God for all things. (Ephesians 5:20) We turn our will over to God the Father. That is a short version of what it means to delight in the Lord.
I believe there are areas where we struggle with God. Not getting what we want when we pray and even delight in God is one of those areas. However, we have to be honest with ourselves. Are we asking God to provide us with worldly possessions that we feel we need to fill a void in our lives to make us happy? Sadly, I have been there, friend, all the while attending church, bible studies, and delighting in God. Well, I thought I was delighting in God. I thought if I had the right house, right car, right job, right this, right that and so on and so forth, I would be happy and content. I did have all of that and more and I still had a desire for more stuff. There was never enough. You see, when our hearts desires are of this world we will never truly find peace and contentment. That is what the devil does, he keeps us searching in this world to keep us from the love, grace, and forgiveness of Christ.
John 14:27 reminds us, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” When we let go of the fear, I do believe it is fear of losing something tangible, and when we are no longer conformed by this world, but become changed by renewing our minds (Romans 12:2) and placing our eyes on Jesus, our heart’s desires become aligned with God’s desires for each of us. Here is the joy and hope. Here is the peace and contentment. Here, in Christ, is the satisfaction and fulfillment we honestly are seeking. Dear friend, He has individual, amazing desires for each of us.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you today for all blessings in my life and for those reading this blog today. God I ask that you give us courage today to let go of our worldly fears and to have the wisdom to know that you do provide all that we need. Amen