Psalm 37:4. Amplified bible
Delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
This is one of Gods promises that I hold very dear to my heart. For me, it speaks specifically of my family members that do not know the Lord. My desire is they will accept Jesus as their Lord and saviour and have eternal life.
What does it mean to delight yourself in the Lord. I see my small granddaughters face light up when her mother or father come to pick her up after their day at work. They are her whole world and it shows in her little face, she trusts them completely that they will provide her every need. Her trust and confidence is so complete that she does not even consciously think about it.
Verse 3. Trust [lean on, rely on and be confident] in the Lord and do good, so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on his faithfulness and truly you shall be fed.
Just as earthly parents require certain obedience from their children as they shape and train them for life, our Heavenly parent requires us to yield to and obey His instruction in the word. This is how our trust, confidence and love for Him is worked out in our lives. Obeying the word by faith will lead us onto the pathway in life that our Heavenly Father has mapped out for us.
Verse 23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.
Father your goodness and love toward us is limitless, your desire is for us to walk in your ways so you can reveal yourself to us as we trust you. Like a doting parent you watch over us taking joy in the look of adoration we have toward you.
The Fathers desire is to grant our desires.