Today's Verse: Psalm 37:4

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
— Psalm 37:4

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Be careful not to misread this promise as saying that God will give us whatever we want. Notice that first emphatic phrase that qualifies this promise: "Delight yourself in the LORD..." As my heart delights in the Lord and his will and his purposes, I find a fantastic truth at work; he fulfills those desires. When I yearn for what the LORD wants, he enjoys giving me the desires of my heart. An old hymn has us sing this prayer: "Sweet will of God, still fold me closer, 'til I am wholly lost in Thee." When I lose myself in the will of God and my heart delights to honor him, God rushes to bring us the desires of our heart and bless me with more of him!

My Prayer...

Holy LORD, God of our Fathers and great Giver of every perfect gift, thank you for longing to bless me and pour the riches of your grace upon me. Please touch my heart to desire your will and then to boldly ask you to accomplish it to your glory. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Psalm 37:4 — Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.