Desires of the Heart


“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4

The Word of God is emphatic: the Lord wants to give those who trust in Him the desires of their hearts. So it is appropriate for us to make a desire list to hand to the Lord.

However, this is not a carte blanche offer to get all those material possessions the carnal nature lusts after. True wealth covers more than money and material things. Wealth is not an end in itself. The Lord blesses us with abundance so that we might have an abundance for every good work. 2 Cor. 9:8

His promises include eternal, wonderful, and valuable possessions. These are matters of purpose, provision, and physical well-being. Such things as these truly make us rich. Enduring relationships which inspire us are worth more than gold.

Prayerfully count your blessings.

Is there anything missing? Make up your list, then trust God for your full heritage. Feed on His faithfulness. Abide in the Lord. Seek His Kingdom first. Soon your list will be realized, your needs and desires met. Be careful that you do not ask amiss. God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. So do not expect Him to do anything that would engender pride in your life. He requires a broken and contrite spirit. He also asks you to acknowledge the fact that He knows best. He will give you only the best. This implies that He gives us things not even on our list – things beyond our imagination, which often are things that eye has not seen nor ear heard.

Be bold in your requests. The Lord often responds to big prayers. Being humble does not imply a lack of big faith! Your answer is already on its way.


Robert Summers


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