Delight Yourself in the Lord and He willl Give You the Desires of Your Heart

I don't know about you, but there have been times when I've wrestled with the verse about God giving you the desires of my heart. The desire of my heart was for my husband to be healed from bipolar disorder, but God chose not to heal him, but instead allowed him to take his own life. I thought I was delighting in the Lord at the time, but was I truly? Or perhaps God's desires for me were not the same as my own.

I recently read a post on another blog that really addresses this tension, and I'd like to share it with you. I've learned that our definition of good and God's definition of Good often differ, but ultimately I want His Good and not my own, His desires over my desires. To read this blog, click here. The song by Sara Groves, "Open My Hands," can be heard here.

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Tears to Joy: Delight Yourself in the Lord and He willl Give You the Desires of Your Heart

Friday, November 18, 2011

Delight Yourself in the Lord and He willl Give You the Desires of Your Heart

I don't know about you, but there have been times when I've wrestled with the verse about God giving you the desires of my heart. The desire of my heart was for my husband to be healed from bipolar disorder, but God chose not to heal him, but instead allowed him to take his own life. I thought I was delighting in the Lord at the time, but was I truly? Or perhaps God's desires for me were not the same as my own.

I recently read a post on another blog that really addresses this tension, and I'd like to share it with you. I've learned that our definition of good and God's definition of Good often differ, but ultimately I want His Good and not my own, His desires over my desires. To read this blog, click here. The song by Sara Groves, "Open My Hands," can be heard here.

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1 Comments:

At November 19, 2011 at 8:25 AM , Anonymous Eric said...

Natalie,

Thank you for your encouraging words and for the link to my post. I am amazed how God uses His universal Church to encourage one another.
I must confess that your story breaks my heart. Yet I know that you see God's hand working in all things for His glory and for your good.
Every Blessing

 

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