The Delight of Your Heart

“I believe in the sun, even when it isn’t shining.
I believe in love, even when I feel it not.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.”

This statement was found on one of the walls in a German concentration camp. Amid the harrow of that vile imprisonment someone expressed their faith. We have even greater cause to proclaim our faith and resultant commitment..

Yet a recent Gallup Poll showed Americans are “impressively religious.” The poll probed beneath the surface of that fact, showing that 3 out of 4 “Do not connect religion with their judgment of right and wrong.” What a disconnect!

This verse explains the intimacy with the Lord that changes lives defining right and wrong for us.      

“I had walked life’s path with an easy tread.
I followed where comfort and pleasure led.
Until one day in a quiet place,
I met the Master face to face.

With station and rank and wealth for my goal,
Much thought for my body, but none for my soul,
I had entered to win in life’s mad race,
When I met the Master face to face.

I met Him and knew and blushed to see
His eyes full of sorrow were fixed on me;
I faltered and fell at His feet that day,
While my castles melted and faded away!

Melted and vanished and in their place
Naught else did I see but the Master’s face.
And I cried aloud, ‘Oh, make me meet
To follow in the steps of your wounded feet!”

The following verse explains the result of what happens when we follow Jesus’ wounded feet: “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37: 4, 5)