Deep Satisfaction in God
As we continue to look at David's heartfelt song in Psalms 62:5-8 and Psalms 63:1-8,
we see very strong words used by David to describe His intimacy and dependency on God: earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for you; my body longs for you; my soul will be satisfied; my soul clings to you; I think of you through the watches of the night; I remember you; He alone is my rock; in God alone; depend on God; trust in Him at all times; pour out your hearts to Him.
In Psalms 63:1, David says that his soul thirsts for God and his body longs for Him. According to author and pastor, Scotty Smith, this thirst results after we experience God delighting in us. David was deeply in touch with the love of God. Though David experienced the power of God as He was in the sanctuary (Psalm 63:2), He also was profoundly aware of God’s love and delight in Him (Psalm 62:12).
In Psalms 63:5, David is experiencing deep satisfaction in God. How do you think someone gets to the point in their walk with God that they see it as satisfying as “the richest of foods?”
First we need to recognize that God is the One who can truly satisfy our soul. As long as we look to other people or things to fill us, God will not take this role in our lives. He wants us to first repent of other idols and lovers. Secondly, even after we completely surrender our hearts to God, we must prioritize our relationship with Him. We can have a whole table full of “the richest foods” in front of us, but unless we take the time to stop and eat it, we will not be made full or experience the joy of such find dining. In the same way, God offers us a rich relationship with Him, but we have to take the time to commune with Him each day in order to be filled by His abundance.
Take some time to pray and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart. Perhaps He will lead you in praise for how God meets your longings, perhaps He will invite you to repent of ways you've been looking first outside of God, perhaps He will show you something you weren't aware of. Allow the Spirit to do His work in you today and take a step forward to say God, I know that you will fully satisfy me; I trust you.