“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
To delight in you, Lord, in one sense is so easy, for in every aspect you are wonderful beyond conception. You made all, you know all, you hold all together. You know the makeup of every atom, the information in every DNA molecule, the workings of every synapse in the brain, the condition of every artery, the reproduction of every cell—nothing escapes your attention and knowledge.
You have control of all events, balancing perfectly the genuinely responsible choices of billions of people with the specific plans you have for each individual, each moment, each generation, each epoch.
And at the right time you will bring about the end of history, of time and of evil. You are perfect in your wisdom, perfect in your love, perfect in your justice, perfect in your mercy, perfect in your timing.
You are the God of grace, the Dispenser of justice, the King of righteousness and mercy, of truth and love, of Heaven and Hell, light and mystery, purity and punishment, forgiveness and vengeance—each in its time and place.
You are in every way the delightful God: there is no repugnant, ugly, unjust, impure, evil or wrong aspect to your nature, your character, your thoughts or your actions.
So in the midst of many things going wrong from my perspective, I can offer the sacrifice of thanks giving, let go my idols, hold on to truth and rise above–thereby honoring you!