Maybe God’s Will is Pleasant
Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful. –Psalm 16:6
Praise the greatness of the LORD, who loves to see His servants do well. -Psalm 35:27 (NCV)
He takes pleasure (delights in) His servants’ well-being. -Psalm 35:27 (HCSB)
You know what? You might actually enjoy what God wants for you.
“Ignatius of Loyola suggests that sin is ultimately a refusal to believe that what God wants is my happiness and fulfillment. When I fail to believe this, I am tempted to sin–to take my life into my own hands, assuming I am in the best position to determine what will lead to my happiness. As I become convinced that God wants nothing more than my fulfillment, surrender to His will is increasingly possible.”
The closer you journey toward God, the more you realize you have everything you want already, because increasingly, all you want is God.
“I’ve said these things so that my joy may be in you, and so that your joy may be full.” -John 15:11
The quote in italics is from Sacred Companions by David Benner