“May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners!” Psalm 20: 4-5
Do you ever have days that seem to be busier than others? Some days you just don’t feel like you can accomplish anything. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the world. Between work, family, exercising, cooking, studying, and being social will life ever get easier?!
I used to think once I finish elementary school I’ll be older and happier. Once I finish high school I’ll know what I want to do with the rest of my life. Once I finish college I’ll have my life together and I’ll be married and successful. Currently as a recent college graduate I think, “Maybe once I finish my current career I’ll move on to a bigger and more successful one.”
What if this feeling of longing to be content and of never being completely satisfied is normal? What if we were made for something more than life on earth? One of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, eloquently explores these questions in his book Mere Christianity, “If we find in ourselves a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
God gives us desires in our hearts for good things. Sometimes it requires listening to His voice and reading His promises to know what desires we should pursue. He will, “fulfill all your plans” because His plans are also our plans when we are walking closely with Him.
“Shout for joy over your salvation,” because you are never alone and trust that God will grant the desires of your heart.