Still Craving or Satisfied?
Our stomachs cry out for food on a daily basis! Along with our regular appetite, we do experience cravings for specific things, like warm apple pie! One of my daughters has become an expert at making apple pie! When she says it's ready, it does not take long for me to find my way to the kitchen and begin partaking of this delightful goodness! Do I eat the whole pie? Although I feel like I could at first, I become satisfied after enjoying a nice helping. I don't need anymore, I am satisfied!
In relation to our spiritual life, we have cravings as well. We crave to have inner joy and peace. We crave acceptance, to be loved and to love. We try many things in order to satisfy our soul. But there is only One who can truly satisfy and that is God Himself! The love of God in Christ Jesus brings satisfaction! There are a lot of religions, entertainment, and things that entice us to believe they satisfy. But they do not because only the LORD who created us for Himself can satisfy our souls!
Cravings for experiences, sensations, and power will never satisfy because they are not God. Put your trust in Him, rely on the Lord Jesus, yield to the Holy Spirit; He will help us come to know and rely on the love that God has for us!
"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things" (Ps. 107:8-9 NIV).
As a true apple pie satisfies the craving for it, only the True God can satisfy the soul that craves for Him. Receive Him and be satisfied!