Sunday, 12 June 2011

Who satisfies

Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. - Psalm 103v5

It seems like we are on a constant chase for satisfaction. The problem is that we tend to seek it in all the wrong places. We look for satisfaction in our jobs or our bank accounts or in friends or in fitness or even in all the terribly wrong places. Some folks looks for satisfaction in sex or drugs or any number of sinful activities.

'I can't get no satisfaction' is more than just a phrase in a rock song. It can sometimes seem to be almost a societal theme song as folks spend their whole lives trying to find that elusive thing called 'satisfaction.'

The desire to have more and more is a kind of hunger. Sometimes it might be sated, sometimes we might be full, but the hunger always comes back.

The problem is that we can only have perfect satisfaction and perfect contentment when we have the right goals and desires. The problem is that we hunger after all the wrong things. Haggai wrote of this hunger in Haggai 1 – 'You have sown much, but you bring in little. You eat, but you are not full. You drink, but you are still thirsty. You buy new clothes, but you are not warm. You make are you wages, but it is like you have a money bag with holes in it.'

Of course God's word has the answer. 'Bless the Lord...who satisfies your mouth with good things.' This fits in perfectly with the constant Bible theme of contentment. We have to fix our wanter if we hope to find contentment and satisfaction.

The Lord is the true source of true satisfaction. Only He can satisfy and make us whole.

So bless the Lord. Only He can satisfy with the good things that give us the strength to keep on keep on.  

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