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Delight In The LORD & Your Heart Will Overflow

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

The special moments of “speaking” with You are always the best part of my day. No matter where I may be, or whom I may have been with, you are always the quintessential highlight of my day.

Enjoying my time with You, is my way of “staying positive” in a world of negativity, where the focus seems to be “casting dispersions” on those who have different ideologies other than what they might believe.

Enjoying my time with You, is my way of “staying focused” on what is real, and what is truly important in the overall scheme of things.

Enjoying my time with You, is my way of “staying steadfast” in promoting Your glory and Your love.

The incidentals in life are akin to the flow of a river. It keeps moving, sometimes smoothly, sometimes with a ripple effect, and at other times turbulence at best. But during these times and all the in-betweens- You, my LORD- are my “Lifeboat,” that keeps me afloat, irrespective of my circumstances. I wouldn’t trade the special, and delightful moments that I spend “with You,” for anything in this entire universe.

  • For I need You to breath!
  • I need You to think!
  • I need You to love!
  • I just NEED YOU!

Psalm 37:4 holds a profound promise: “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Let’s explore the beauty of this verse, drawing insights for our lives today exploring further into the understanding of how powerfully exhilarating and life affirming this verse is.

1. Delighting in the Lord:

  • To “delight in the Lord” means finding true satisfaction and lasting happiness in a deep, abiding relationship with God.
  • It’s not merely about seeking blessings from Him but enjoying His presence, His character, and His love.
  • Reflective Question: How can we cultivate a heart that genuinely delights in God?

2. Aligned Desires:

  • As we delight in the Lord, our desires begin to align with His will. Our hearts yearn for what He desires for us.
  • It’s not a blank check for any selfish wish; rather, it’s about wanting what God wants for us.
  • Reflective Question: How can we discern between our own desires and God’s desires for us?

3. Peace and Contentment:

  • Delighting in the Lord brings peace. We realize that God is our anchor, our lifeboat, even amidst life’s turbulence.
  • Our focus shifts from external circumstances to the internal joy found in God.
  • Reflective Question: How can we maintain this peace even when faced with challenges?

“Dear LORD -Thank You for another day, and another delightful day of loving You, may I be ever mindful in all I do, and may I always find time to sit alone and talk with You, trust in You, find joy in You, and serve You humbly every step of the way, today, tomorrow and always, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

  As we journey through life, may our delight in the Lord be our constant source of strength and satisfaction all the days we are here on earth, and into the eternity…


C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. Psalm 37:4 is one of my favorite verses. When practiced, it does bring joy and satisfaction just in knowing and being with the Lord in fellowship.

    Thank you for an excellent article.

    • Yes, I love it too Dale!
      A lot of the Psalms bring so much joy and comfort to those of faith.
      Thank you Dale for stopping by and offering encouragement and affirmation.
      God Bless you abundantly~

  2. I love Philippians 4:6-7 which exhorts us to pray with thanksgiving in all circumstances and THEN we will experience His peace that is beyond our understanding. This is crucial when we live in un-peaceful times. Thanks Camille, for another encouraging article.

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