“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).
Thirsting for something more? Something that satisfies your longing? Maybe you’ve tried filling the emptiness with a spouse, friend, child, work, exercise, hobbies. Been there and done that, but none of those ever fully quench that deep-seated hunger and thirst for something lasting. I always come up short and lacking.
David wrote this 63rd Psalm while in the Desert of Judah. He knew what it meant to be betrayed by family members and to betray, to lust after a woman, and even murder. Through it all, he learned to seek God—his sole source of refuge and forgiveness. God alone satisfies wholly and completely. He loves us unconditionally. He knows us better than we know ourselves; yet still loves us! That’s the most amazing news of all.
Prayer: Thank you, God, for being my oasis in times of drought and trouble. You are my one constant I can count on day after day.
Ask: Are you lonely, empty, or bitter? Have you tried seeking fulfillment with other methods and still come up empty? Isn’t it time you gave God a chance to put the pieces of your life back together?