Real Satisfaction

For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Psalm 107:9

If you have a baby in the house, you learn early on what that baby sounds like when he or she is hungry.

The baby has a certain cry that he or she uses just to say: “I desire something. I want something to eat. I want something to drink.” Mom and Dad can identify that cry.

As a parent, when you hear the baby crying, you’ve got a choice: You can give that baby milk or formula, or you can give that baby a pacifier. Dads learn early on about the pacifier. The baby starts crying, we don’t have the resources at hand to take care of what’s going on, and so we give the baby a pacifier and everything is okay … for a while.

What we’ve done with the pacifier is to give fake food. The pacifier is a piece of rubber designed to trick the kid. Eventually, the baby figures out that he’s sucking on a piece of plastic and wants something else.

There are a lot of people who spend their lives just pacifying themselves, hungering and thirsting for things that do nothing but pacify.

Money. Achievement. Romance. Sex. Education. Music. Preaching.

They may make us feel better right now, they may gratify us temporarily, but they leave us empty and hungry inside. 

There is something in you that only God can satisfy. You can try to take care of that need with other things, but it will wind up leaving you unsatisfied.  Jesus said, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!