You have given him his heart’s desire and have
not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
[pause, and think of that]! Psalm 21: 2 (Amplified)
A very interesting passage of scripture if you ask me.
As I read it I thought about desire. What role does
desire play in the life of a believer?
What does God think about our desires?
I guess that’s the most important question.
If we are going to talk about desire we need
to talk about disappointment. How many times
desire has come only to be disappointed……
but is that God’s plan?
Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you
the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3
The thing a wicked man fears shall come upon
him, but the desire of the [uncompromisingly]
righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24
May He give you the desire of your heart and
make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
I think you will agree with me that God wants
us to have desires.
I may even dare say that some of the desires you
have where given to you by God…!!!
This is my point, don’t abandon desire. It is
not wrong to have desires.
The pharisees did away with desire. They were
into following rules and traditions. All I am saying
is that, God wants to give you the desires of
But desire is much too complex to end here.
It is your responsibility to bring your desires
before God. You can pick up desires from the
wrong things and that is why you need
to bring them to God. An unchecked desire
is a dangerous thing so be careful.
Let’s look at the Psalms 21:2 again:
You have given him his hearts desire
and have not withheld the request of
his lips. Selah [pause, and think of that]
David may have written this Psalm so
he may be talking about himself.
If that’s so then God gave him his hearts
desire and never withheld his the request
of his lips!!! That is amazing right….
Are you talking to God about the desires
that are in your heart or have you buried
them deep, so deep that you don’t
even know what they are? You have not
allowed yourself to desire because you
fear being disappointed.
My advice to you is, don’t abandon
desire. There is a chance it might be
thwarted but desire anyway. That
could just mean it was not of God.
Don’t be afraid of your desires.
Stand them up to the word of God and
let them go if they are not from God.
He has given you the desires of your
heart and His desire is that they be