"Take DELIGHT in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
There is so much chaos and heartache in this world. When you turn on the news or look at the internet, it seems as though every newscast or article is negative. Wars and rumors of wars abound. Natural disasters continue to pound our world. Families continue to struggle with many issues: abuse, immorality, finances, etc. It is very easy to see why so many people are so pessimistic. However, as Christ followers, our attitude and our view must be different. We are children of the King who is in control of everything. Our hope is in Him. Our DELIGHT is in Him. I love Psalm 37. In verse 4, David says, "Take DELIGHT in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." He didn't mean that God would give you whatever you wanted when you wanted it. He meant that when you truly DELIGHT in the Lord, you will understand Him better. Your heart and desire will align with God's heart and will. That is where you will find true joy and true DELIGHT. David goes on to say in verse 23, "The Lord makes firm steps of the one who DELIGHTS in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand." Our dying and lost world needs to see the Light who indwells us. Our dying and lost world needs to see the Hope within us. Our dying and lost world needs to see DELIGHT in the lives of those who truly have it. As Christ followers, we can bring the Light and the Hope to our world through our witness. We need to take DELIGHT in the Lord so that others may have the opportunity to do so as well.