A cage isn’t a delightful place after all… is it?
Do you ever feel as if your being held back from what you would really like to be doing in life? Sometimes, it’s hard to find the way out of our current situation. Whether it be health challenges, or every day life…it can be difficult.
As many of you know, I recently closed my business due to neck and back issues. In the beginning, my attitude was one of acceptance, and then it turned to one of questioning why? I soon adjusted my thoughts to accept that God’s plan for me was no longer in that direction.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
David tells us to take delight in the Lord and to commit everything we have and do to Him. But how do we do this? To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything- our lives, families, jobs, possessions- to His control and guidance. To commit ourselves to the Lord means to trust Him(37:5), believing that he can take care of us better than we can ourselves. We should be willing to wait (37:7) for Him to work out what is best for us.
To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well. So, to delight in the Lord, we must know Him better. Knowledge of His great LOVE for us will indeed give us delight.
FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Sometimes we hold ourselves back and stay in our “cage” when in fact the Lord has the door wide open for us to come out and delight ourselves in Him.
Real joy comes from being in His presence!
Let’s take delight in the Lord and entrust Him with everything we have and do today and every day!