Psalm 37:23 (NLT)
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Have you ever considered the last part of this verse? We know that God knows everything but did you ever think that He delights in EVERY detail of your life? Oh, but wait. He only delights in the lives of the godly. Directs means to manage, control or to govern. There’s no argument that God loves us all regardless of whether or not we love Him but it is only the godly that He finds delights in. Does God find great pleasure in you?
Sometimes we forget that God wants in on our entire life. He’s just as concerned about what we call little as what we call big. He’s just waiting for us to invite Him into ALL of us and not just pieces of us. We don’t serve a piece together God so why would we just offer pieces of us to Him? In times of difficulty, we often ask God, “Where are you?” I can imagine Him answering, “The same place you left me at last time.”
God is not going to force anything on us, including His control of our lives. He gives us the option to choose Him or reject Him. The next time it seems like things are getting tough with no light at the end of the tunnel, ask yourself, “Is God directing me or am I directing myself?
Father, help me to live a godly life so that you can direct and delight in every detail of my life. Please forgive me for trying to lead my own life without you. I surrender all. In Jesus name, amen!