“He will give you the desires of your heart, and fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:4).
Let that verse soak in. I know tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, and negative, difficult, tragic things happen to positive, productive, wonderful people. But don’t let what’s gone wrong—or the fear of what could—write the narrative of your life.
Write a good chapter today by letting God’s grace, goodness, and truth be the ink that overwrites every offense, evil, and lie. Even when everything doesn’t make sense, or nothing seems to, his love will empower you to turn another page. And another. And another. Inside his love, you’re able to overcome every obstacle, and break through every barrier.
I know that’s easier said than done, but saying it is still where you should start. Let God lead you to scriptures that speak to your relationships, circumstances, and your own soul. Then, personalize his word over your life. Agree with what he’s expressing to your heart and mind. Write it down, and say it out loud as a kind of declaration over your life. Say it until it becomes real to you.
Psalm 37:3-5 is a good place to start: “Trust in the Lord. Do good, and you’ll rest in the land, and feast on his faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your journey to him. Trust him, and he will accomplish it.”
Now, personalize those verses for yourself. You can use this as an example, but take time with Jesus to listen for how he wants to uniquely express his love to you. When you have a moment, write it in your own words with him.
“I do trust you, Lord. In whatever circumstances I’m in, your faithfulness and goodness toward me satisfy my heart and mind. Strengthen me today to do good with you. Help me recognize and embrace how you’re encouraging, equipping, and empowering me to fulfill every desire you’ve created me for.
I choose to stay in your peace, regardless of my circumstances. You will bring my deepest desires into reality as I hold onto the joy of who I am in you, and all you are for me. I give you my heart, mind, and all I am; I know you’re the only one who can complete me. I trust you to lead me on your pathways of faith, hope, and love. You’re the author of life—teach me to write like you.”