Last summer my body became extremely dehydrated and I ended up in the hospital attached to IVs. The medical staff pumped bag after bag of various liquids to boost my levels of fluid and electrolytes. They continued to monitor every part of my body until all remained stabilized. The whole ordeal proved painful, lengthy, and costly. My family and I were extremely thankful for quality health care right near our home and professionals who saved my life.
After that ordeal, I remain keenly aware of the necessity of drinking lots of fluids. I always carry with me either a fluid replacement supplement such as Gatorade or water. I never leave home without a bottle.
Applying that same theory for everyday life and living, when I become thirsty or hungry longing for acceptance and understanding, I know where to find it. The only true source of comfort is in God. He’s the only one who can fully satisfy my every need. True, my friends and family provide love as much as humanly possible. But only God’s love is unselfish and 100% unconditional.
Prayer: Help me come to you first when I ache with desire. Thank you, God, for satisfying my soul when others may try, but fail to me my inner needs.
Ask: Are you thirsty today? Do you long for someone to fill that empty void of loneliness or sorrow?
Thirst no more: come to the water that satisfies!
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” – Psalm 63:1, a psalm of David when he was in the Desert of Judah.