Psalm 107:9 – “For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things”.
The title of this post was whispered into my ear randomnly so I figured it would be a good one.
Do you go through life always on the never ending search for satisfaction? Do you achieve what you seem to be desiring then still feel a certain emptiness? I can say that I recall a time for me where this was the case. A life of unhappiness, uncertainty, depression, fear, anxiety and the like littered my life. This was also a time that I was not practicing my faith like I should and a time that I was not the best person to be around.
I had my family in my corner, my job was really good, financially I was where God was allowing me to be, but I was just so unhappy. Why? I wasn’t focusing on God the way I really needed to. There are wants and needs in life. God is certainly a need! I was so focused on everything I wanted, that I forgot about the most important thing I NEEDED… God!
It really puts into perspective what famous people say when they have that “coming to Jesus” moment. They bring up how they have all these millions of dollars but are still not happy. They get into drugs, alcohol, go to jail, etc. There is all one commonality to it all. They are missing love… REAL love. God is Love! They are ultimately missing God. Granted, some of these famous people are atheists, but it is the same thing as people who are believers, whether they want to admit it or whether they know it. If we don’t have God as our top priority, NOTHING good comes out of it. The only happiness we experience is what we work so darn hard and exert so much energy to attain, and that is only temporary. The happiness we get from God is forever!
Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”
I have read this so much, but it wasn’t until I was in the position I was in as explained above that I truly understood what this meant. I learned that if I set my course on giving my whole heart to God, asking Jesus to stay close to my heart and submitting to God’s will, I can be happy no matter what is going on.
I am in a situation of getting an opportunity to be close to God and trust His will for me. I can be the first to say that I have a storied past that where I am guilty of unwise choices, BUT, God always waited on me to come dragging my behind right back to Him.
Now while I don’t have everything that I want from a worldly perspective, I have everything I want spiritually, which is all I really need. I have today, I have God and His gentle, but powerful arms around me. He has everything else being shaped and molded to what He needs in order to use me for His divine purpose.
So many people want a tangible clue as to the reality of God’s existence. I had a situation just last night at work where I was in a quiet moment outside on a break. I was giving thanks to God for all the things yesterday that He allowed up to this point. I was looking up at the night sky seeing a few stars in the sky. I was looking at the brightest star while giving thanks. While doing this, right next to the brightest star, a single, white dot quickly flashed brighter than the brightest star I saw in the sky. I thought it was a plane at first as planes have flashing lights in the sky for safety. It was just a singular pulse and was gone, never to be seen again. This was right after I finished giving thanks. Had it been a plane, I would have seen it again. That is the best way I can explain it. I truly believe God was communicating to me. It was as if He was acknowledging that I gave thanks. I then felt a warm peace throughout my body head to toe. All I could say was “Thank you God”.
No matter what the circumstances, my life is full of joy because I have God in my corner. I fully accept the fact that He asks me to do things that may not be the most favorable to do, but I know that it is for a divine purpose.
I would never have felt the joy I feel right now had I not drawn near God and fully submitted to His will for me.
In closing, there is a purpose for everything. We may not always see the purpose, but there is always a purpose. Have faith that a situation will ALWAYS workout the way God wants it to. PRAISE BE TO GOD!
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ, may the peace of the Lord be with all of you!