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God Delights in the Details

Like many of you, my life seems to get busier and busier this time of year. As much as I try to simplify, the schedule and lists of “to do’s” multiply. Between the regular calendar of events, special activities are getting added to the agenda. Many of these are festive happenings, including pre-holiday parties so we have more time next month to enjoy the holidays!

In the midst of fall festivals, football games, and the final touches on our Thanksgiving shopping lists, we may wonder what God really thinks about all of these frivolities. In fact, I recently found myself contemplating whether or not any of these things really matters in the Lord’s economy. Fortunately, I found a little verse tucked away in the thirty-seventh Psalm. It reads as follows:

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.”

(Verse 23)

Imagine that-the God who created Heaven and Earth is not only interested in your life, but He also “delights” in its every detail! The psalmist didn’t say some details, or only those details that relate to going to church or reading your Bible, but rather each and every single intricate aspect of your daily experiences!

What does that mean when it comes to your thoughts and feelings? Does the Lord care about whether your are happy or sad or frustrated or excited? Of course He does! Look at these famous words King David penned earlier in the same psalm:

“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”

(Verses 4-5)

It appears that “delight” is a two-way street. Not only does the Lord delight in us, but He also desires us to find joy and happiness in our relationship with Him. We’re encouraged to commit everything to Him, trusting that He knows when and how our needs will best be met.

I don’t know about you, but I take great delight in the fact the Creator of the Universe is into details: my details-and your details. That’s definitely something to be thankful for this season.

Thought of the Month

For the Lord delights in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.
Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them.
Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.

Psalm 149:4-5