4 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:4-6 NIV
The first time I read this scripture I stopped at verse 4: He will give you the desires of your heart. That’s all I needed to hear. I got my list ready! I prayed diligently over that list. Fervently. It was full of all the “I wants” for my life. I got tired. I got angry. And eventually I got confused. After some time went by I went back to read the scripture to see if I missed something.
As I read verse 5, it said “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this.” I took a deep breath. There was a catch. My wants were not His wants. Had I truly committed my way to His way? Was I asking for His will to be done? Here? Now? In my life? That was the beginning of a big shift for me.
It was followed up by a time of testing. I had to learn to let go of things I held onto too tightly. I couldn’t have it both ways. It was either His way or my way. It’s one day at a time. I genuinely want my heart to be a reflection of His. Every day I lay my heart before Him and ask Him to take it and make it His. Keep it straight for me.
1 Peter 1:8-10, John 15:7-17