Daily Bible Inspirations

Delighting in the Divine

by Margaret Michel

Also delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Hearts hold the most cherished longings. The yearnings that often aren’t shared even with the closest companion huddle quietly there. If entrusted to Jesus, what would the outcome be?

I once heard a speaker challenge the audience to broaden the areas of our spiritual usefulness. I stiffened. My preference was definitely not for adventure. Nevertheless, I took a leap of faith, reasoning that I had tried smaller “leaps” with Jesus and landed safely each time.

Quickly, a series of events unfolded, launching me in a career and giving me satisfaction in life that I couldn’t have imagined. In fact, I found the calling for which I was designed.

What hopes, what dreams, what aspirations does your heart cherish? As you trust Jesus with them, He will gift you with the best fit for you, perhaps at a time you least expect it and in ways, you don’t immediately recognize. His leading may seem the exact opposite of your longings. Yet, as your trust grows, soon you will want for yourself what He wants for you. Your intimacy with Jesus will deepen.

His will and ways will increasingly become yours until you fully surrender your limited perspective to His loving providence and He becomes your greatest delight.


Dearest Friend,
I want You to be my greatest delight.
I trust You to give me at the best time what You know will be best for me!
Thank you so much!
In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.