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#Unsatisfied

Posted: Monday, September 19

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 30:12-33:9
Galatians 5:1-12
Psalm 63:1-11
Proverbs 23:22 

 

Verse of the day:

My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1)


Here’s the question of the day. If we have a healthy relationship with God, should we feel satisfied or unsatisfied? I believe the answer is ‘yes’. Yes, we should feel satisfied, and yes, we should feel unsatisfied.

 

 

Psalm 63:5 declares, “You satisfy me more than the richest feast.” Walking in relationship with God should guide our hearts to feel complete—full and satisfied. In John chapter 4, Jesus promises the woman at the well, “those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.” It is a true notion that the love of God should fill the longings of our human nature. We should experience 100% peace and 100% joy. 

 

 

Psalm 63:1 says, “I earnestly search for you . . . my whole body longs for you.” Wait a minute. Doesn’t this feel like someone who is UN-satistfied? Verse 6 says, “I lie awake thinking of you.” I don’t know about your habits, but if I’m fully satisfied, I sleep through the night. If I’m awake at 1am, it’s because my mind is still racing. I’m awake because I have to figure something out; I’m awake because I want more.

 

 

Psalm 63 teaches us to be both satisfied and unsatisfied. We are satisfied because we need nothing from this world. God can be our everything. We are unsatisfied because we will never have enough of God. His power and affection is beyond our understanding, and we will live life unsatisfied with our understanding and unsatisfied with the limitations of our flesh. My prayer for you today is simple; have a wonderfully satisfying unsatisfied day. Amen.