Everyone gets frustrated when things don’t go right. As a Christian, it gets worse when you see things moving swiftly for the unrighteous. However, what matters most is your next steps whenever you experience such situations. Do you trust in the Lord to do something about it or do you seek other ways?
Psalm 37, contrasts the wicked and the righteous. The gain of the wicked is temporary while the gain of the righteous is permanent. Although you might encounter pain when you choose righteousness, it is enduring, long-lasting, and ultimately you will be victorious. God wants us to choose righteousness at all times irrespective of the situation. The key to victory is trusting Him.
Verse 3 and 4 where says;
“Trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture, delight yourself in the lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”
The focus of this scripture is our relationship with God. God wants us to have a relationship where we will trust Him. From creation, God has given us the power of will which means; we can either choose to do the right or the wrong things. He allowed evil in this world because He cannot have us exercise that power to do good without the opportunity to do wrong. He has asked us to trust him by choosing right over wrong.
Our world is full of problems that need solutions. Each problem presents a “good versus evil” situation. That is how the Lord made it! You don’t have to keep getting frustrated over things that don’t go right because God didn’t design things to always go right. He designed you to make decisions that solve the problems you are presented with. He has promised to be with you. This means that there has to be a relationship between you and Him where you get to trust Him at all times. You can’t do it by yourself. Although God has given us the intelligence, autonomy, wisdom, and discernment to make decisions, we can’t do it right without having Him in our lives. That is why he’s calling on us to build a relationship with Him, seek His wisdom, and delight in Him as we solve our earthly problems (verse 4).
Do you still remember those good old days when you had just found your special one? Do remember that tender spark of love that flickered when you found the person after your heart? I bet you were very anxious to spend time with this person. You bought gifts, talked with them, and did all you could to make them happy because you just couldn’t get enough of them. That’s exactly the type of relationship God wants us to have with Him! He wants us to delight in Him while He provides us with the desires of our hearts.
As you think of your newfound love, don’t you remember getting everything you asked? Unfortunately, many couples have failed to maintain that environment in their relationship. Disappointed with each other, they turn to disdain and away from delight. They become angry and lash out rather than trusting God to guide them through the situation. They fight each other as enemies rather than work things out as friends.
If this sounds like your marriage, you must make a turn back to the good old days when you delighted in your spouse. You can do this by remembering the good in them. By remembering the good in them you will bring the good out of them. By focusing on the bad in them you will bring the bad out of them. This is what God also wants us to do with Him. Although life can be difficult, rough, and sometimes depressing, you must remember that God is still good. Remembering the many blessings God has given you will bring the good out of you. Learn to delight in His goodness so you can get past difficult times by trusting in Him.
Your spouse is not all bad. But if you are not careful, their bad sides are all you can see. God is good but sometimes when life seems hard, it looks like he has pulled back. But in reality, He never left, He’s always there and He wants to help you through your trials. If you can see the big picture, you’ll realize that God is always there to see you through, so you can have a testimony on the other side and delight in Him. All you have to do is hang in there, trust Him and He’ll do it! We must imitate Christ in our marriages. There will be seasons when your spouse is not cooperating with you. You must back up and see the big picture. You must continue to provide that umbrella of love unconditionally.
Whatever the season you are in personally or interpersonally, whatever your desire. If you are facing any challenges, God is here to help you. He delights in you and wants you to delight in him. Stay with Him, trust Him. And He’ll surely come to your aid. He may not say yes right now or answer you just the way you want. But remember, He desires to give you the desires of your heart. Ultimately, He is saying yes.
Remember, He put those desires in your heart. Therefore, he’s going to provide you with the means to fulfill those desires. You must learn to trust Him and choose right at all times, don’t let the enemy discourage you or keep you from looking onto God. He wants you to hang in there, keep doing the right thing and He’ll surely answer your prayers!If you would like to hear more of this and have the opportunity to ask questions and hear other couples share their insights, feel free to join us live on Saturdays by 9 AM CST for our weekly Sizzling Hot Marriage Couple’s Devotional.