To delight in the Lord means to find great pleasure in Him. Think of all the earthly things we delight in like significant others, our favorite foods, sports, and much more. Then imagine a thousand times more pleasure and adoration in the Lord. That kind of reverence and joy in the Lord is truly beautiful.
It reminds me of the kind of zeal and love we have for God when we first come to the realization of who He is and all He has done for us. When I rededicated my life to God back in 2015 I said something that I will never forget. I said “God I won’t be happy without You in my life”. Now with more time and life experiences I know that to be true. Because I’ve been down the road of the pursuit of happiness, but in the end God it always led me back to You.
We must remember that this world is temporary. And while it’s fine to find great pleasure in earthly things, we should never make anything or anyone on this earth our everything. It would be foolish to attach all of our worth and identity to anything on this earth because nothing and no one here lasts forever.
I wrote a song before titled “You Are My Everything” but I wasn’t talking about God, I was talking about a person. An ex-boyfriend. The lyrics went like this:
I wrote that song from a broken place before I gave my life back to God. Now I can say with certainty that I will never be able to write a song like that about a person ever again. I can say that confidently because now I’ve had a heart change. Now God is the center of my joy and I write love songs for Him.
So what does it mean to delight in the Lord? It means that above anything or anyone that He is your greatest pleasure. That you make nothing else an idol before Him. And when you truly delight in the Lord then no matter what circumstances the world throws your way your spirit will not be broken and your hope will not be lost because the Lord is the center of your joy.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 NKJV