Friday, November 11 – Psalm 63:5-8
My soul is satisfied as with fat and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. When I remember you on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand takes hold of me.
In our modern world, true satisfaction may be hard to imagine. There are so many messages that we receive in a day about the next thing we need or should want. These things can be helpful and make life more convenient on the surface, but they can never truly satisfy. Before we know it, we are after the next new thing that comes along. When David wrote this Psalm, he was in the middle of the wilderness. It was in that place, having nowhere else to turn, that he realized how much he desired God and how God truly satisfied him. When we imagine true satisfaction, we likely don’t envision isolation in the wilderness, but this is where David was with only God as His refuge.
When we face times of trouble, we often complain or get frustrated with our condition. We get frustrated with God for not giving us the things we expect. May God transform our hearts to see like David did that He is all we need. May we truly be satisfied in Him above all else. May we reflect on His faithfulness and truly cling to Him, even when we are tempted to believe we can do things on our own. Just as God saw David in the wilderness, He sees your struggles and heartache. When you feel alone, He is there. Through Jesus, we can speak to God and know He is with us through the Holy Spirit, even when we are physically alone. Reflect on the words of Jeremiah 29:13-14, “‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will let Myself be found by you,’ declares the Lord.”
- When was the time you were most satisfied in Jesus?
- What are some things you have pursued satisfaction in? What would it look like to pursue Jesus for true satisfaction?
- Pray and ask God to show you how to pursue true satisfaction in Him.