1You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
David expresses a deep desire for God. In Philippians 3 Paul expresses a similar desire to know Jesus.
In v5 of Psalm 63, David says that, if he can “have God” then he will be satisfied as if he has the richest of foods. That is to say that God can truly satisfy him.
We are living through a period when lots of things that we have been used to, things that we have found “satisfying” in some way, have been taken from us for at least a time.
Rather than feeling empty and unsatisfied because we cannot have them, may we take this as a “gentle” (or perhaps, not so gentle?!) encouragement from God to look to Jesus alone for satisfaction, and to find all we truly need in relationship with him.
Matt Papa and Stuart Townend have recently written a song, “Forever Jesus”. Can I encourage you to listen to it and use the words to help you meditate on how Jesus is completely sufficient to meet your needs?
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