He Satisfies

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He satisfies.

I spent so much of my life doubting this simple truth.

Nothing else satisfies like God.

Spending time with Him- sharing my deepest worries and fears in prayer to Him.

Tears flow; I take my right place.

In humble submission to my Savior.

Trust is built.  Slowly.  I am seeing with new eyes.

I leaned too much on friends.  I sought their advice instead of seeking God first.

I let others tell me who I was, instead of living only in the light of who I am in Christ.

I wanted them to fill a place they were never meant to fill.  Friendships are a blessing and a joy- but they can’t replace time with our Savior and God.

I am a better friend when I am daily seeking communion with my Savior.

He satisfies and fills us.  He pours out His love into us.  Giving us what we need to minister to others.

We can’t run on empty. When we do, it is so easy to end up focused on what we need from others rather than on what we can give.

Psalm 63:1-8

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
when I remember you upon my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

God can satisfy us.  But we have to seek Him in faith.  God wants our trust- that is our free gift to Him.

In return for all He has done for us, can we step out in faith and seek Him as the answer for all our longings?

I am overwhelmed by His faithfulness to me.

In this season, He has stripped away so much- it hurt.  I have been angry at Him, I have cried out to Him, I have doubted and questioned and prayed and moaned.

But I kept seeking Him, because despite all that has happened, all that I have been through- all the fleshly sins that entice…I believe His love is the best thing in my life.

When I surrender, and fall on my knees- He meets me.

He satisfies.

When I confess my need for Him- my desperate longing for His wisdom and deliverance- He comes.

Whatever you need to do today to make it happen- open your Bible.

Open your heart. 

Cry out to Him.

Confess your need.

He is waiting to meet you and satisfy your longings.

Lord, why do we hesitate?  What joy overtakes me when I stop and seek You.  When I daily commune with you through Your Word and prayer, you strengthen me.  You keep my heart tender to the workings of your Spirit within me.  I am receptive to letting go of the priorities of this world and my flesh- and seeking obedience to you.  Oh Lord, give me a tender heart toward you.  Fill me daily with such aching and longing for you- that it can only be satisfied when I step into your Presence.  My hunger for your Truth- never abating- but only growing as I see more glimpses of who you are.  The wonder and majesty of the God I serve. You are worthy!  You are worthy of my trust.  You are worthy of my thanks and praise.  Lord, I want to be your light shining in the darkness of the world.  May your Truth be lodged so deeply within me, so readily on my lips- that I can’t help but praise you and share your love with everyone I meet. Use this cracked pot of flesh to reveal Your glory.  In the power of Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

 

 

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5 Responses to He Satisfies

  1. Eileen says:

    Beautiful, Rachel!

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