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Have you ever had a burning desire in your heart to do something or have something that you consider a godly desire, but God has not allowed your desire to come to pass as of yet?  Maybe you desire marriage, kids, a different job, or even a close godly friend.  Whatever it is, let us be encouraged by God's Word to be patient and wait on God's perfect timing. 

 

Psalm 37:3-5 states, "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.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

 

What God wants us to do is trust, dwell, feed, delight, and commit.  Let's take a little closer look at how these words are used and what they mean in the original Hebrew.  "TRUST" means to be confident or sure.  The Lord wants us to be confident and sure that He will give us our desires.  He also wants us to "DWELL in the land and FEED on His faithfulness."  How do we do that?  By staying in the Word and abiding in Him.  "Dwell" means to reside or permanently stay.  Don't doubt for one moment God's amazing plan for your life.   God also wants us to "DELIGHT" in Him.  This word in the original means to be soft or pliable.  Delight yourself in Him by being willing to change into all that He wants you to be.  Finally, God wants us to "COMMIT" our "way" to Him.  In other words, give Him your life daily.  Seek Him for the course of your life.  If we do all these things, His Word declares He will give us the desires of our heart.  Be patient and "He shall bring it to pass."