Psalm 21:1 "O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give! 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. "Selah""
David is rejoicing in the victories and blessings the Lord has given him. In verse 2 he says, “You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips.” David also wrote the same thing in Psalm 20.
Psalm 37:4 also says that the Lord will give you the desires of your heart. When the Lord repeats something he obviously wants us to take note of it. He wants us to understand that he gives us the desires we have in our heart and then he makes it happen. When I first came to the Lord, I suddenly wanted to go to Bible College. It was a very exciting time with many people coming to the Lord. Our little fellowship grew immensely with new believers who were on fire for the Lord. But out of that group I was the only one who had a passionate desire for Bible College. It changed the course of our family’s life. I resigned from my position as a school administrator, we sold our house, shipped our goods to be stored and headed to bible college. At college I encountered the Lord in prayer where I felt like I was wrestling with him. At the end of that long day I had a deep desire to be a pastor. Where did that come from? I wanted to be an evangelist. Pastoring up to that day was never in my mind. But He placed it there. Then He fulfilled this desire, as I could not make it happen.
How many of you have a desire in your heart that you can’t explain? How many of you have even shared it? When I did, my wife was far from being in favor of it. I could have left it buried in my heart but I didn’t. I prayed and prayed and prayed for Him to bring it about. He did not withhold the requests of my lips. It was far more than I expected or was prepared for but I wouldn’t change it, I’d do it all again. It is where I feel His pleasure.
David at the end of verse 2 says, “Selah”, which means pause and think on that. I encourage you to think about what I asked. Have you called out to the Lord about your heart’s desire or have you buried it in the depths of your heart? Selah!
Prayer: "Lord, I yield this desire that you have placed in my heart to you. I ask that you would do whatever is needed to bring it to pass, in Jesus’ name I pray."