His Delight

“His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” – Psalm 147:10-11

I came across this verse recently, and it brought to light a pattern of thinking I had been trapped in lately.  I was questioning my value, my accomplishments, my adequacy for being used by God.  This verse helped me step back and realize, God is not impressed with anything I can do.  He doesn’t need my skills or talents to accomplish His plan. If that were the case, I would definitely not be adequate!

But what He does want from me is to fear Him and humbly accept His plan for my life. To put my hope in His incredible love for me, not in what I can offer Him.  And because that is what He asks of me, that is what I need to concentrate on. So, I shift my focus from looking at myself and all my failed attempts and imperfections, to looking at putting my hope and trust in the Lord and His plan. When I can do this, life seems less overwhelming and more peaceful.