“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” ~ Psalm 37:4-6
“Take delight in the Lord”; words that seems hard to remember at times but are worth holding on to. It’s worth forcing our flesh to abide in this promise. It’s worth fighting our inner thoughts and shutting them all down, with the guidance of the Lord. It’s worth losing people from our inner circle and having them not want to be around you. It’s worth it all even though we can’t begin to understand why it needed to happen that way. It’s worth it. It’s all worth it!
A bit cliché but very true. Everything worth having, once caused us a great amount of sacrifice. We might wonder why does this have to be so true but it is. Have you ever looked around your life and seen people achieve their desires so easily ? Have you noticed as well how short lived their achievements was ? Who do you think gave them that desire ? You honestly think it was given by the Lord or was it their own hands ?
Committing to hold on is deciding faithfully to trust God. Is telling God, “I don’t know how to do this or what I’m doing but I’m choosing you God. I’m choosing to hold on to you regardless of how it sounds or looks like. I’m choosing to hold on to you because deep down uncertainty with you feels certain”. That is how we sound when we try to understand what we can’t. In those particular moments in the unknown is when our hearts are speaking for us. It’s the purest conversation we can have with the Lord, with no hidden strings. It’s us being authentic with our creator. It’s us being a child of the most high and saying we need Him.
“He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,…” and that is a promise. When we humble ourselves, God exalts us (James 4:10). God is not asking us to be perfect. He is asking for us to be faithful, to trust, to fight, to hold on, to love Him so much that sin becomes easier to turn down. He’s asking for us to lean on his understanding and not our own ( Proverbs 3:5-6). He’s asking for us to strengthen our spirit and keep walking. He wants us to built endurance and persevere through. He is saying to trust Him because at this moment you can be in pain but the joy of the Lord will reach you in the morning ( Psalm 30:5). He is saying look at all his wonders because greater things He will do through you…if you trust, if you align yourself with him, if you hold on, and if you choose him every time. It’s not a bribe but a promise! It’s God being a father and giving his children the best.
He knows the desires of your heart. Take heart in the one that knows your heart! Commit to your desires by first committing to the only one that can truly give it to you.
~ Victoria 💛