God’s Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
better than red, ripe strawberries.
(Psalm 19:10 The Message)
Do you ever rummage through the fridge or pantry looking for something to satisfy an undefined hunger? Have you ever been so thirsty, nothing seems to quench the thirst? Do you ever wander around a store looking for just the right thing to make you feel happy?
If you’re like me, unmet desires lurk in your heart. A restlessness that longs for rest. I used to fight against my hunger, desires, wants and longings. But I am learning that God created us with hunger, thirsts and desires to be fulfilled. He is the ultimate one who satisfies me. And His word is full of soul nourishing food.
God offers us unparalleled, life giving food through relationship with Him, but I often want a quick fix. A piece of pie and ice cream. A shopping spree. A date with Netflix. (I am not saying that we can’t enjoy pie, shopping or a good movie, but that these activities still leave me hungering for more.)
God stirs these unfulfilled longings, so that we can experience His unmatched love and presence.
What are you hungering for as we journey through this season of Lent? What keeps you from believing God can uniquely satisfy?