Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Isaiah 55:2, NIV*
At Whatever He Says, Susan wrote, “I can only imagine what it would mean to [God] that we his children, the objects of his love, would be satisfied with his goodness alone. Not running to and fro and here and there looking for satisfaction or fulfillment in anything else.” You can read the full post here: Short and Sweet.
I wonder if this latent sense of dissatisfaction, this always reaching for something more, is a root of the vague fear that many of us carry. Or maybe that fear is what breeds the never-ending quest for “something more”.
Maybe deep down we’re afraid that God isn’t really good, isn’t really enough?
It’s easy to say God is good. To affirm His love for us. But sometimes if we’d listen closely we’d hear our hearts telling a different story.
We make contingency plans on top of backup plans, we try to cover all the angles, as if we’re facing the future alone. But as I said last week, God will be with us when we get to the future. We won’t have to face anything without Him.
The Psalmist says “The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” (Psalm 145:13b, NIV*)
Father, as Your children we believe You are good. We believe You love us and are mighty to save. Please trickle this head knowledge into our hearts and help our unbelief. Help us develop a spirit of gratitude, and to be truly satisfied with Your goodness. You are enough.
What better song than one of praise? This week it’s “Sing to the King” done here by the Passion Worship Band.
*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Thank you for this reminder to be satisfied by God’s goodness. When we are satisfied by all that God has given to us, and all that He will give us, it provides us with an opportunity to slow down. The fast paced world inwhich we live is constantly making demands. God wants us to simply enjoy our blessings so that we can truly appreciate them. Then, seek more from Him and absolutely revel in what He has given us.
Thank you for a wonderful thought to carry into today and a beautiful song to hum along with it. Our blessing of “much” in the western world can be a distraction from the simplicity of finding our joy in Christ alone.
Oh how easy it is to fall into worldly ways, and let fear rule our mind sometimes. What a great reminder , thank you 🙂
What a great post! You are so right, God is good and we need Him to teach us to completely belive that. I love what you said about how He is teaching several people the same thing at the same time! Blessings! Jenny