Vs. 4, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This was a promise to Israel that David remembered. David here portrays the wisdom of an old man as he declares God’s faithfulness in times of trouble. Though David experienced the unrighteous seemingly win in life, he knew by now that God has His ways of looking after His children. David’s exhortation to us is not to fret (worry) about the life we have or the enemies we face. The desires of our heart depend on our delight in Him….When we delight in the Lord, our desires change to God’s desires!
Regarding application…Patience in the Lord. Vs. 7, “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” There are times when I like to believe that I’m a patient person. But, I realize that when I worry about things…I must not be very patient in the Lord. When we grow restless and impatient, it really can be a sign of unbelief. I don’t want to live a life of unbelief…for we walk by faith not by sight. I recently saw the “Book of Eli”…and was reminded that the main character must have been a very patient man to travel 30 years to his destination. Remember, God desires to give us all that we need…not necessarily all that we want. So let us be patient in His timing and may His desires become ours!