“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” – Psalm 37:4
Psalm 37:4 begins with, “Take delight in the Lord.” What does it mean to delight in the Lord? It means to find fulfillment and peace with God—to think about aligning our desires with His and being content with His direction for our lives. To delight in the Lord is to chase after what He ultimately wants for us, so He can make us more like Jesus.
Taking delight in the Lord exceeds taking delight in the world because material possessions and people cannot fill our spiritual voids. Yes, that new phone or car or house may be nice at first. Yes, that new relationship or job may be gratifying for a short period. But ultimately, without God, they will still lead us wanting more.
God will give you your heart’s desires, as your heart’s desires begin to align with His will. That is not a guarantee that you will receive a mansion or luxury vehicle, but you will have your sanity and joy. You will not need for anything, and you will be guaranteed eternal life.
Before you come to God with the desires of your heart, delight in Him. Take time to get to know who He is and what He wants for you. God cares that you are looking for His hand and not just what’s in it. What God wants to give you exceeds what you can ask or think.