Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:4-5 (KJV)
Delight in the Lord
If I were to ask you for the most delightful first sign of spring, it is likely that ‘seeing your first robin’ is at the top of the list. But the robin isn’t the only bird that marks the imminent arrival of warmer weather here in Canada. Even before you might see your first robin, keep your eyes peeled, and your ears attuned, for the first red-winged blackbird. Males sport glossy black feathers with bright red and yellow shoulder badges, called epaulets. You will see and hear them around wetlands, hayfields and meadows.
We all take delight in something. Life is impossible without hope, hope that brings us joy and contentment. The problem is that the things of this world are all temporary. That upon which we place our hopes can too easily disappoint us. And this can steal our delight. King David knew that there was only one foundation for delight that will last through this life and into eternity. Psalm 37:4-5 says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” When we take delight in the Lord, when we keep our focus on the God who created us and loves us, we are assured that He will give us the desires of our hearts. There is a vitally important point here that can be missed. The desires our hearts can so often be selfish and self-centred. We want what is best for us. That is not the meaning here. If we first delight in the Lord, then the desire of our heart will be to glorify him. This He will give us with joy.
These have been words from the heart.