I love the Psalms, don’t you? It seems like you can flip to the middle of your Bible and any page that falls open you are going to get encouragement either for what you are going through or maybe an attitude that you should have. 

The Psalms are uplifting, they are encouraging, and above all they sing aloud the attributes of God!

One of my favorite Psalms to turn to is Psalm 37. More specifically I love chapter 37, verse 4!

Well, if I’m actually being honest I’d love psalm 37 verse 4b!

I mean come on, who doesn’t want someone to give them the desires of their heart? I am not too proud to admit that I do! After all, I love God with all my heart! To think that He loves me so much that He wants to give me the desires of my heart makes me full of joy!

But there is a problem with my philosophy. I am only reading the part of Psalm 37 that I want to focus on. If I truly read the whole Psalm from verse 1-40, I see God’s entire plan for my desires!

God is not some  “genie in a bottle,“ He is God Almighty! He is the creator of the universe and the creator of me! He wants my desires to be aligned with His desires. And He wants this because He loves me so very much!

It is so easy to think that the minute things don’t go my way, I don’t get something that I want, the way I want it and when I want it and how I want it, that God is not “giving me the desires of my heart!”

I think the truth is that instead of God not giving me my desires, it is me not aligning my desires with God’s desires!

If I simply read verse 4a along with verse 4b, then I’d discover how to align my desires with God’s desires.

In order to receive the desires of my heart from God I must delight myself in Him!

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4a AND b!

Delighting ourselves in something is to

“please greatly and to take great pleasure in it!” It is a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction and great joy!

Further study into the word, ”delight,” shows at the origin of the word is influenced by LIGHT!

It seems pretty clear to me here that

THE LIGHT Himself, Jesus, wants us to

deLIGHT in His Light and before we know it, His Light is the “desire of our hearts!”


When we delight ourselves in the light of Jesus we will have the desires of our hearts!


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