Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
When I was a young girl I had a friend who lived on Ashland Avenue and Folsom Street. She had the most beautiful home and I thought she was rich~ for it was the most beautiful area in our little hometown. My mom was a single Mother and money was tight~ she worked hard but we mostly lived in rentals. I prayed and asked God to please let me live on Ashland Ave when I grew up. You know God hears the prayers of even a child. When I was 24 years old my Brian and I bought our first little house on that street ~Folsom Street right off of Ashland Avenue.
I am convinced that God gave me that desire of my heart~I lived on that street for almost 18 years. We lived in a small house for about 8 years and then moved into this Historical Queen Anne Home a couple houses down. I loved this house! God was so good to give me the desires of my heart! I raised my children in this wonderful neighborhood~ and made so many sweet memories!
We are mistaken if we believe that if we are doing God's will everything in life will turn out the way we hoped or dreamed. God proves the opposite time and again in His Word.
Does this mean God does not love us? No
God gives us numerous Bible examples where God did not give His children the desires of their heart.
Look at Joseph. He did not cave into temptations, especially with that floozy of a woman~what a man!
We must learn to be content to allow the Lord His way in our lives, even if it means sacrificing our own plans and dreams. What God gives to us will far outshine anything we can ever imagine.
I now enjoy a Godly (not perfect) but peace filled home with a man who loves me and cherishes me. God has a plan and we can trust Him~His plan is always best! Best of all God has carried me through the hard times in my life and I have learned I can trust Him!