“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” Psalm 107:9
Oh Lord, how my soul longs!
It longs for peace in my world. It longs for the fulfillment of things promised. But most of all it longs for this right here; time in Your presence, time spent with You, time focusing on Your word and the beauty of it all. I sit in amazement at the complexity in the simplicity of Your Word.
Lord, I love how simple it all truly is. We love to dig deep and relish in the details, but so often we can lose the forest in all the trees. The simple truth is, You’re in love with us. I’ve spent the last four years studying and praying, fasting and searching for answers in Your word while they were there the whole time staring me in the face. On every page, in every line, in every word, they all boil down to one simple Truth. You love me.
You love me enough to die for me. But even more than that, You love me enough to LIVE for me! You live to intercede for me. You live to pray for me and the things I’m going through that no one else even knows about, even me. You love me enough to tell me, “No” when I want things that aren’t good for me. And You love me enough to tell me, “Yes” even when I forget to ask for the things I need. You love me enough to keep a close eye on me and keep me from all harm… even if that means I’m inconvenienced and complain about it later because I don’t realize what You’ve saved me from.
Papa, I’m sorry I complain so much. I really am a spoiled brat sometimes. I truly have NOTHING to complain about. I have a safe, warm and loving home; a LOT of people around here don’t have that. We always have food on the table, it’s not gourmet and it may not always be exactly what I’m in the mood for, but it’s a lot more than those starving kids down the street have.
My car may not be the latest greatest model but it runs, and stops and gets me to where I need to go. Only 2% of the people in the WORLD have even one car, and we have TWO! (Not to mention the derby cars!)
My clothes may not be the height of fashion, but they’re clean and comfortable, they fit and cover me… that’s more than some people in Africa can say.
Lord, I thank You for meeting my needs in such a tremendous and abundant way. Lord, I thank You that Your provision is so consistently abundant that I have become accustomed to these finer things in life. I’m sorry that I’ve complained when things haven’t always gone my way. You are always looking out for my BEST interest. I forget that way too often.
You are SO GOOD to me! Thank You for being the One who is able (and willing) to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or imagine. Thank You that not only are You able and willing to provide for my physical needs, but my spiritual and emotional needs too. You are Always here for me and I can’t explain how awesome that is. To know that You are there, holding my hand when it’s hard; squeezing it for reassurance when I doubt, You are SO GOOD!
Lord, thank You for being faithful to Your promises! Even when I’m not. There is such comfort in knowing it’s not about me.