Who is all my delight?


What is the desire of your heart? Check what delights you and then it is apparent!

Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

4 Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

By faithfully entering into God’s work, we can feed on food that sustains our souls. (Similar to what Jesus spoke of to the disciples when they went to buy bread in the town near Jacob’s well but Jesus was meeting instead with a woman who needed him), see John 4:32 below.

When we move away from faithfully serving Him, we can be miserable. But remember all that glitters is not necessarily gold. I may think that selling all to serve others is serving God, in the truest sense. This was true for the man Jesus spoke to with great wealth.

However, what if God is developing faithfulness to Him by learning a profession and having a family. Those seemingly ordinary tasks take extraordinary faith when God leads us there.

His delight in us is showered around when we offer up our ordinary lives for His glory. I am delightedly communing with God by desiring His Word and living in accordance with His Holy Spirit.

Soak in His righteousness, His timing and remember when He moves it can be very quick.

Sure, the flesh gets in the way throughout the day. But forgiving others is the first step to being fret-free, releasing anger. A great book by Tim Keller, “Forgive”, helps take that practice to a new level.

David wrote this Psalm and I sense that he learned what it meant to wait on God’s timing. He did not rush the process as he wanted to be sure it was “right”.

Wait for God as you take delight in Him. He will make your desire show up in full force! – Teresa

Psalm 37:1-11 (ESV)

He Will Not Forsake His Saints

[a] Of David.

37 Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
be not envious of wrongdoers!
2 For they will soon fade like the grass
and wither like the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.[b]
4 Delight yourself 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 act.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.

7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!

8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
9 For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;
though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.
11 But the meek shall inherit the land
and delight themselves in abundant peace.Read full chapter


  1. Psalm 37:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each stanza beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  2. Psalm 37:3 Or and feed on faithfulness, or and find safe pasture

John 4:31-33 (NET)

31Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 33 So the disciples began to say to one another, “No one brought him anything to eat, did they?”

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