Monday Morning Encouragement - Delight in the Lord


Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Greetings Cottage Friends,

Today's scripture verse is one of my favorites. Meditating on it, seeking to understand it, has brought me to a place of quiet contentment. 

In my late twenties and early thirties I struggled with materialism. I thought that having an expensive car, a beautiful home and trendy wardrobe would make me happy. I had a high paying job at the time and could afford to indulge in those things. However, they never gave me the contentment I sought. Once I acquired what I thought would make me happy, I found I still longed for more, and the cycle continued. That is until I came to realize my discontent was a spiritual problem. I was trying to fill the emptiness in my life with material things instead of filling it with my Creator.

Can you relate at all to what I'm writing here? Is there something you desire besides God that you hope will bring you joy, peace and contentment? It may for a time, but ultimately fulfillment will be fleeting.

When we form a relationship with God, when we put Him first in our lives and make knowing Him a priority, something amazing and wonderful happens in our life. We find that the things the world offers us no longer are desirable, and the things that the Lord delights in are the very things we delight in. This is what it means to "delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Delighting in the Lord changes us. We go from desiring all those things that don't really satisfy, to desiring God and His righteousness. It's truly a beautiful transformation.

Delight yourself in the Lord, today and watch what happens.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.



  1. So true Nancy as the saying goes money does not buy you happiness or joy for long. Believing in God and knowing he will always be with us is the great reward to bring us joy and to feel real love and contentment. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

  2. I can relate to your story. My parents were young when they had me and money was scarce for years. When I got out of the house I longed for many things, and eventually learned that they didn't satisfy. So grateful that our Heavenly Father understands and hangs in there with us as we learn how to live. Ironically, I am in that season of life where I'm downsizing in order to move into a little home. Many, many things have been boxed up and donated, and the funny thing is that I don't miss any of it. We're never too old to learn how to live better!

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    1. It's my pleasure, Briana. Thank you for joining me.

  4. I could use some encouragement today. Thank you.


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