Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
This is one of those verses about which most of us say “Yeah, it’s a beautiful thought” – but we really don’t believe it; otherwise we’d do precisely what David recommends, and would find our deepest, truest needs met – by trusting, serving, loving and worshiping Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. We would enjoy their constant presence. Our lives would be pervaded by their wholesome, justice seeking, joy infusing, love compelling influence. Every day would be ‘good’ in some sense, because the focus of our hearts would be on the Lord, the supreme Good.
What could be more delightful, more desirable than that?
In an age of cynic moods and skeptic rusts,
And fatted lives that of their sweetness tire,
In a world of flying loves and fleeting lusts,
It’s something to be sure of a desire!
– G.K. Chesterton