When I sit back and read through Psalm 63, several images come to my mind. First is the thought of being in the desert and being so thirsty that I run to a mirage, only to scoop it up and find that there is sand in my hand. I can recall walking the Disney Princess ½ marathon and being quite thirsty at the very beginning, as my body was adjusting to the walk. The further along we went, there were water stations so I do remember my thirst being quenched until I really wasn’t thirsty anymore. Most of the time, I make sure I always have water with me, so I cannot imagine having a thirst that needs to be quenched and not being able to have it filled. Then we are reminded that God quenches our every need.
The next image that comes in my mind is being in the outdoor sanctuary at Cedarkirk, enjoying morning worship at one of our All Church Retreats. Typically the birds are singing along with us and we are transported to a glorious outdoor sanctuary created just for us that day. The trees even seem to move in a perfect rhythm that goes along with Dr. Negley’s message that day. It will never be exactly the same – God orchestrated all of the pieces to come together beautifully as we worship our Heavenly Creator.
Lately I have had a lot of sleepless nights. They say that happens during pregnancy, so more often than not, I find myself flooded with thoughts in the middle of the night. Now if I am smart – I will reach for my iPad right next to the bed and read my Bible, just as soon as I start to find myself not going back to sleep immediately. It’s amazing the sense of peace, comfort, and typically rest that will soon follow if instead of laying there thinking about everything when I turn to His word.
Our God satisfies us, friends. He provides for our deepest longings and desires. He is our everything!
Oh God, You are our God and we thank You and give You praise. Thank You for satisfying our deepest longings and desires. Help us to trust in You and Your word – always. We love You and we thank You. Amen.