I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I’ve wrestled with the verse about God giving you the desires of my heart. The desire of my heart was for my husband to be healed from bipolar disorder, but God chose not to heal him, but instead allowed him to take his own life. I thought I was delighting in the Lord at the time, but was I truly? Or perhaps God’s desires for me were not the same as my own.
I recently read a post on another blog that really addresses this tension, and I’d like to share it with you. I’ve learned that our definition of good and God’s definition of Good often differ, but ultimately I want His Good and not my own, His desires over my desires. To read this blog, click here. The song by Sara Groves, “Open My Hands,” can be heard here.