Psalm 42 & 43–The Unquenchable Desire for God

In our relationship with God, there comes a point that we see our desire for God–become a need.  We obviously need God. Without God, we are separated from eternal life, and, we are entrapped in a culture of selfish destruction–where no one seeks anything, but personal desire and agenda.

When one is in tune with God; when your heart beats as one with him, then, when you face a day or a situation where God becomes distant, it is physically difficult to go on.  It is a thirst for life that only God can fill.  Many try to become independent from God.  They seek all types of alternatives other than seeking him–tragically, it does not quench the ravenous thirst that is left by the distance from God.

We are formed in his image, and he wants nothing more than to fill any gaps and meet the desires of our heart.  He, literally, is only one prayer away.  If we will seek Him; then He will meet us and meet our needs.  As we commune with Him; we experience a deep satisfaction. It is the same satisfaction one receives after drinking a cool glass of water on a scorching hot day.  God wants to fill us–he wants to give us the desires of our heart.  We have to seek him and allow him to lead–then, we will experience His amazing power and love.

God Bless You

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.

By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.

I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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