A few weeks back, one of my dear blog friends wrote a post on delight, she wrote about the wonderful things which delighted her and then asked the question “what brings you delight?” I stopped and thought about this, have I ever experienced delight? What does delight actually mean? As someone who has and still sometimes struggle with depression, it’s often hard for me at times to grasp moments of happiness and peace and stamp them in my mind as an eternal reminder of those moments. To me delight means more than happiness and to me it feels like it ought to be a sharper and more intense feeling than joy, maybe possibly unadulterated, pure joy that lasts only fleetingly before you come back down from that supernatural high. I turn to my hubby and ask him, “what brings you delight?” and hope that I am somewhere on that list. With sadness in his eyes he replies slowly “only one thing brings me delight, that is YAH.” I understand what he means; I turn to the dictionary for help, it reads:
Delight – to take great pleasure or joy
A bit more clearer now… what gives me great pleasure or joy? To be honest my pleasures are fleeting and my joys brief.
Delight yourself also in YHVH and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37: 4
I think that maybe I have been looking for delight in the wrong places, hoping to receive my dose of joy from temporal things. Maybe the secret to great happiness can only be found in finding joy in God. When I find great pleasure in Him, He will cause me to find lasting joy by giving me those things which my soul yearns for, the desires of my heart.
Lord, please teach me how to delight in You.
Blessings and Shalom in Messiah