Words from the Heart for Monday February 6th, 2017
You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.
Psalm 21:2 (NIV)
We might feel that no one really understands the deepest desires of our heart. We might even sense that some would rather hold us back, so we would never realize the fulfillment of our dreams. We long for someone to share our desires. Who can we trust? Our deepest dreams are safe with the Lord. In confidence, bring your heart’s desire before Him today.
Heart’s Desire, Newfoundland has a population of 226. It lies between two communities with similar names – Heart’s Content and Heart’s Delight. It is known for its beautiful Newfoundland ocean views along picturesque back paths. As with many outport communities in Newfoundland the history of the region revolves around fishing, boat building and in nearby Heart’s Content, communication. Heart’s Content was given its place in the history of international communications by Cyrus West Field who chose it as the terminus of his Transatlantic telegraph cable. In July 1866, when the cable was brought ashore, it was described as “a sheltered nook, where ships may ride at anchor safe from the storms of the ocean…on the beach is a small village of sixty houses, most of them the dwelling of these hardy men who vex the northern sea with their fisheries…”.
God knows your heart. He knows what it is that drives you to your knees and He hears the pain that is so deep you cannot even express it verbally. He hears the words that you form into prayers and the moaning and groaning that cannot be expressed. What does God hear when He listens to your prayers and then much more deeply listens to what is on your heart? Is it the illness of a loved one, a financial concern that keeps you awake at night, children who are not walking with the Lord? It could be the need for wisdom that you just don’t have within yourself. Psalm 21 is a prayer of thanksgiving from the lips of King David and a strong declaration of faith in God’s ability to fight David’s battles and give victory. In verse 2 he writes, “You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.” David has many enemies, but he also knows that he is the Lord’s chosen and that God will come to his aid. That is the desire of his heart and the request of his lips. These are great words of testimony. God has answered David in the past, the prayers that he spoke out loud and the unspoken desires of his heart. What is it you have cried out to the Lord for? What are the deepest needs of your heart? Trust God with them and wait on Him to answer and provide.
These have been words from the heart.