Psa. 103:5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Totally and finally satisfied !!! Is that even possible? Is there a place or an experience in life where we can finally say “Enough” ? You see, we are interesting creatures. We have been created with a huge capacity for pleasure and satisfaction. Actually we have eternity in our hearts, . There is nothing in this creation that can ever fully “do it for us”. There is not an award, an achievement, a promotion, or an experience that we can enjoy in this life that will ever be complete. There is always something lacking, at least there is until the day eternity actually fills our hearts. Today’s verse describes final satisfaction that is found only in God Himself. The word ‘satisfies’ in today’s verse reminds us that total satisfaction is attainable; it is found in only one place, it is found in Christ Himself, nothing less will ever do. Here are some reflections on spiritual satisfaction from Charles Spurgeon.
“Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, or rather “filling with good thy soul.” No man is ever filled to satisfaction but a believer, and only God himself can satisfy even him. Many a worldling is satiated, but not one is satisfied. God satisfies the very soul of man, his noblest part, his ornament and glory; and of consequence he satisfies his mouth, however hungry and craving it might otherwise be. Soul-satisfaction loudly calls for soul-praise, and when the mouth is filled with good it is bound to speak good of him who filled it. Our good Lord bestows really good things, not vain toys and idle pleasures; and these he is always giving, so that from moment to moment he is satisfying our soul with good: shall we not be still praising him? If we never cease to bless him till he ceases to bless us, our employment will be eternal.”
So if nothing in the created world can fill the eternally sized need in our lives why waste our time in search of that elusive dream? Don Quixote’s windmill, Dorothy’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and Bilbo’s ring are just pictures of that longing in all of our hearts for more. We know there is something out there because our hunger for it confirms it’s existence. You can never really know what it is until you taste for yourself the satisfaction that is available for us in God alone.