Psalm 37:4 NIV “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Does God give people the desires of their hearts? He certainly does. Though they may not come exactly when we want them to. But when it does it is like a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12) God wants us to rejoice in Him. He desires that we enjoy life even now in this wicked world:
Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 NLT “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.  So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.  And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.”
Those who love God will experience pleasures in His presence forever! David wrote about God:
Psalm 16:11 NIV “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
What a time that will be, when we experience nothing but joy in the presence of Almighty God FOREVER!!!
Again, we can have joy right now because joy is part of the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23) Did you know that for the believer the joy of the Lord is our strength? That’s what it says at Nehemiah 8:10. If we can find reasons to be thankful and rejoice when things are going bad we will definitely be glad when they are going well. A merry heart has a continual feast:
Proverbs 15:15 KJV “All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”
Don’t let no one or no thing steal your joy. Rejoice in the Lord always, when times are good and when they are bad. The only way we can do this is to have a healthy relationship with God. We must study His word (Isaiah 26:3), fellowship with other believers when we can (Psalm 133:1-3), and pray to God regularly (Romans 12:12). This will give us the right outlook and a merry heart. And God will give you the desires of your heart.
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