“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land
and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and
he will give the desires of your heart.” Ps 37: 3-4 (NIV)
“Trust in the Lord . . .” David directs us to rely on the LORD and. He further tells us to take great joy in God. He then gives us a reason for our trusting Jesus. He will give us our deepest desires.
“. . . do good . . .” As children of God we try to do positive things for others. We try to do this by listening, suggesting things to help those who seek our advice, and by helping provide for an emergency need another person or family may have.
“. . . dwell in the land. . . “ The shepherd king tells us we should figuratively pitch our tents inside the boundaries of God’s Kingdom. Simply stated, he tells us we should abide by what God tells us and follow His leading as we walk this earth.
“. . . enjoy safe pasture.“ We are to appreciate what God does for us. When we feel His presence in our circumstance, we should give praise that He is there with us, even if that situation puts us into a stress mode. We are to and take joy in the fact that we belong to Him.
“Delight yourself in the LORD. . . “ Sing praise songs during your morning devotions. Share with someone what He has done for you. Keep a log of the many ways God has blessed you. Give praise during times of corporate worship.
“. . . he will give the desires of your heart.” When God bestows upon us our wants, it is not in His will or anything that will cause us harm. God always has our best interests in mind.