Desires of the Heart

psalm 37This week I was meditating on Psalm 37:3-4 and wanted to pass on to you my thoughts to you as an encouragement.

Psalm 37:3-4 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

I have often prayed this verse for friends who struggle with lifelong desires that do not seem to be in God’s will for their lives.  Young men or women waiting for a godly mate (as they want to be married), those who desire to have a child and cannot seem to conceive, others waiting on a much needed job, while still others struggle with the job they have, wanting to change direction etc., these are just some of the things they wrestle with that may be the desires of their hearts.  What I pray for those waiting on God’s timing and plan is that they will grow in trust  and faithfulness.  Also, that God would be their delight as they wait upon Him, and that they would be able to focus on Him for strength an perseverance.  Difficult times require me to delight myself in Him and cling to His faithfulness, trusting He has a perfect plan for my life.   God knows the desires of my heart and will grant them if they are within His will and plan for my life.  He alone knows the perfect time and design of my life and what is best for me.  I just need to trust Him and depend upon His character.

God is good and has the best plans for me.  Jeremiah 29:11  “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   Claim both of these promises as you await the Lord’s plan for your life.  Ask Him to grow you in trust and faithfulness as you wait upon Him.

I liked these two visuals.  Hope they encourage you today.

LindaTrust and delight


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