“I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land…” ~ Psalm 143:6
There are many people in the world today that are thirsty, bored and lonely and are searching for something, just anything that will fill the emptiness in their lives.
There are many more who are troubled and are quick to give up on life. A disappointment comes and just like that, they throw their hands up and tell themselves it’s useless for them to go on living.
They don’t readily open up to family or friends but you see them walking along the street and you can see it in their faces.
Then like the flip of a coin, they suddenly turn against the closest person within arms reach and either deeply hurt or kill them.
When I read the news about the recent beheading that have taken place in the Middle East within the past month, and now in Oklahoma during this last week, like so many others I could not help but feel sick to the pit of my stomach. On all the occasions, I was horrified!
What was going on in the mind of the perpetrators, who on another level I could not help but think of them as heartless barbarians?
What is it that they longed for in their deep seated inner being that they felt that only by committing such henious crime against humanity their need would be met?
The world I am sure took notice and asked the same questions.
But still I thought, is it right to even compare those criminals with the average Joe or Jane who for whatever reason are sad, depressed, been hurt and disappointed or is having financial difficulties and just can’t seem to find their way?
The answer is, no.
Our Greatest Need
The truth is that many of us in the world today want something to meet the deepest needs in our lives.
Your needs could very well be different from what my need is.
But no matter what that need may be, I guarantee you that only Jesus can satisfy and meet all our needs.
David declared it when he said, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
The Apostle Paul dealt with his situation another way when he expressed, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. ”
My encouragement to you therefore is not to give up but rather, see God as your greatest need and draw near to Him.
His promise is His peace, joy, happiness, serenity, security, and His unconditional love at which point your life can be filled to overflowing and become the most thrilling life in the world.
Prayer For Today
Lord Jesus, I stretch my hands to you for your help in my situation today. Come into my life and quench the thirst and longing in my soul. I praise and thank you now and forevermore. Amen