“Thy Will Be Done”
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
I used to love this verse until my plans seemed to all fall apart. When the people I loved so much left me, when it seemed I tried to do everything right but nothing worked out as I planned. When I struggle daily with things I think I shouldn’t struggle with. This verse slowly began to make absolute no sense to me.
Then as I was praying it hit me. I’m stuck on “MY”. It’s not about MY plans. It’s not about MY desires. It’s not about MY heart. It’s about His. I was delighting in exactly what MY heart wanted and what I thought was best. I now need to stop and delight myself in Jesus! In His Word!
When we delight ourselves in the Lord, we don’t become obsessed with our will, but God’s will.
When we get to know Christ’s heart, it slowly changes the way our hearts see things and we see them how He does. This is when God gives us the desires of our heart because they are His desires as well.
God isn’t ever going to bless us with something that doesn’t line up with His will, His Word, or His plan. We can be 110% of that.
One of the hardest quotes I battle with is this one: “To pray, ‘Thy will be done’, I must be willing, if the answer requires it, that my will be undone.” -Elisabeth Elliot
It reminds me of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane begging God to let the cup pass from Him if He could. Showing us by example that’s what we want but then in reality when all flesh is out of the way, we should stop and pray, “Thy will be done”, because God always knows what’s best.
Even if it hurts, even if it’s painful, even if it means sacrifice, lay it on the altar of God. I hold onto this verse not only as a promise but as a prayer that my heart will be His heart.
So today delight yourself in the Lord!!