Thursday, April 2, 2009
Only Jesus CAN Satisfy Your Soul
Psa 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Jesus said, blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Have you ever been driving around town and thought you'd hit a drive-through for lunch? You find a place that sounds "okay", but once you've eaten their burger or taco or whatever fare they offered, it just didn't hit the spot. You then wish you would have found something better, but alas, it is too late. You've had your lunch and now you are filled but not satisfied. You've wasted your money and space in your stomach on junk.
This is not unlike our lives. We seek to fill a hunger, a longing, and sometimes we choose the wrong things. When we are bored, we may invest an hour in a TV show that leaves us feeling unfulfilled and we know that is an hour wasted that we will never have back.
Appetite is a funny thing. They say never do your grocery shopping when you are hungry. You end up getting a bunch of junk you don't need.
The truth is, only Christ satisfies a longing soul. That emptiness, those pangs of spiritual and emotional hunger can only be met and fulfilled by the One Who created that longing within us.
The only way to find true satisfaction and fulfillment is by longing for the right thing and then get an abundance of it. And He is that goodness that truly satisfies your hungry and longing soul.