Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
Have you ever wondered where to find delight during the hard times? We all face troubles. The word is very clear on that. John 16:33 informs us that in this world we will have trouble. David was surely no stranger to this, but during the difficulty he found pleasure in the commands of God. Why is that so? Because His commands are the answer. Following the Lord’s instruction is life. It’s joy. It’s peace. It’s safety. It’s a light unto the path that is darkened by tribulations.
During your troubles, be obedient. David doesn’t say he delights in God’s suggestions. He doesn’t say he delights in His opinions. David says he delights in the commands of the Lord. These are the clear given instructions. In other words, I have peace because I don’t have to wonder what to do during these moments. I’m going to do what I know to do… and that’s to obey the Lord’s commands.
Dive into the word. Seek out His instructions for your life and as you do, take delight in His commands.