Do you need soul satisfaction?
We are too easily satisfied with the things of this world. Contentment is elusive. We become too busy with our everyday lives that we neglect the source of nourishment—our time with the Lord.It is easy to feel spiritually dry when we don’t take time to nourish our souls.
The past few months have been full of good things, but the travel and activity had left me tired, feeling empty. In turning to Psalm 63, I learned from David how to seek God when feeling dry.
David wrote this passage when he was in the wilderness of Judah. Even when he felt dry in the wilderness, he still sought God.
David knew that true satisfaction is found in God. He looked to God to fill him.
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
David stated his faith in God, acknowledging his need and belief in God. He turned toward God in confidence, seeking him while in the desert.
Likewise, I realized my need to seek God for my next steps. God showed me I needed to rest in Him before I could go forward.
In the next verse of Psalm 63, David recalled God’s glory.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Psalm 63:2
When we’re in a dry place spiritually, recalling the power of God sets our souls on the right track.
I remembered how God had answered previous prayers and how God is at work behind the scenes. My task was to look to Him and wait.
David praised God in the wilderness, right in his current situation. He praised God for His love even when feeling dry.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:3-4
The result? Soul satisfaction.
David clung to God and praised him, even in the wilderness.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing is my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:5
I needed that reminder from scripture.Praising God is a choice. We can choose to look at our frustrations or complain about the dryness, or we can change our focus to think about the character of God.
My spirit got refreshed from praising God, meditating on His goodness.
This sounds simple, but I think we make seeking God is difficult. When we open the eyes of our heart, seeking God isn’t a chore, but a joy.
Are you needing soul-satisfaction?
Are situations weighing you down? Do you feel spiritually dry?
Let’s learn from David’s prayer in Psalm 63 to find soul satisfaction.
Recall how you have seen God in the past.
Praise God for Who He is, even in the midst of your situation.
God promises in Jeremiah 29:13 that when we seek Him, we will find Him.
Are you ready to find soul satisfaction?