The Desires Of Our Heart
Psalm 37:4 NIV
4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Isn’t it incredible to know that God wants to give us the desires of our heart? Not only did God send His beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins so that way we could live with Him for eternity, but He also wants to make our life on this earth whole too.
I recently read that some people are hesitant to learn more about God because they then fear their life will have to change. They won’t get to do what they want to do anymore. I think this situation could apply to people who already believe too. I know I’ve been guilty of not giving a certain area of my life to God out of fear that I wouldn’t be in control or that I wouldn’t have what I love anymore.
This reminds me of the picture I’ve seen circulating in the past; the one with the little girl holding her teddy bear. You may have seen it before. Jesus is knelt down in front of her gently asking to take it with an outstretched arm. In her caption she’s explaining how much she loves the bear, clearly hesitant to give it up. Jesus is telling her to trust Him. What the little girl doesn’t know is that Jesus has a bigger version of her beloved teddy bear behind Him that He knows she’ll love even more.
This image symbolizes our life, or maybe the areas of life, we have not yet given to God. It’s not that God wants us to suffer or not have the things we love. He longs to give us the desires of our heart, to be our God and show off what He can do for His children that obey Him. I keep repeating this, but I feel it’s important for us to know that we can trust God’s plans are better than our own. We don’t have to worry anymore when we put our life in His hands.
Let’s praise God today for all He has given us in this life and for the great things we can expect in the future.
Isaiah 55: 8-9 NIV
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
John 10:10 NIV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.