His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. -Psalm 147:10-11
God does not look down upon us and take delight in our own inventions and ideas. He doesn't look at the strength we have in and of ourselves and give us a pat on the back. He doesn't look down at the things we consider to be great and think to himself that he is sure glad to have us on his side. No, God looks down and takes pleasure in those who fear him. Those who know that they can do nothing apart from God's common and special grace upon lost humanity.
God's delight is in those whose hope is in him.
Praise be to God that Jesus hoped perfectly in the Father for us. In Christ, we now can have hearts that are made new. Hearts that are redirected. Hearts that hope in the living God.
Where is your hope today?