I’m back again with another verse that has been impactful to me. In this series, I’ve been taking you through several verses that helped me get through various seasons of my life and have a special place in my heart. I hope that as I share these verses with you and what they meant to me that you’ll find they apply to your life also and that you’ll find some encouragement in these posts! Now, let’s get on to this installment’s verse.
Psalm 37:4 reads:
“Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
This verse started being on repeat for me a couple of months after the last verse I talked about, Zechariah 4:10, which you may remember talked about not getting discouraged by small beginnings. Psalm 37:4 reminded me of my mom’s favorite verse, Matthew 6:33, which says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Whenever I would get tempted to look at everything I didn’t have, how I wasn’t where I wanted to be, everything I couldn’t afford, this verse would pop up, and it would remind me to focus on delighting in the Lord. That was the only job I had–delighting in Him. Not blogging, not writing a book, not mentoring, not leading, not serving, no, I was to delight in God.
Honestly, I’m still struggling with this! I love delighting in God and being in His presence, but within a moment it is so easy to slip into the lie that I have to provide for myself in this life. The lie that I have to work to be good enough. The lie that I’ve already failed too many times and that God doesn’t delight in me. There’s so much to un-learn, about myself and about God, in order for me to be able to fully delight in God. There’s so many habits to break, fears to stop believing, and lies to stop listening to, but as I move to that place where my delight is only in the Lord, who He is, and His goodness, I am truly seeing the desires of my heart fulfilled.
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