“The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.” -Proverbs 10:3 (NLT)
When you trust GOD, you do not need to worry. You have no reason to because the LORD your GOD takes care of you and He is the One who meets every need you have and sees the deepest desires of your heart. The Word of GOD says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need,” (Matthew 6:33 NLT). When you are delighting yourself in the LORD by loving Him with all your heart and following Him wholeheartedly, you are blessed of the LORD.
Satisfaction cannot be found in anything or anyone else. Satisfaction can only be found in GOD. Those who depend on GOD and rely upon GOD alone will always find themselves satisfied. Because of GOD, through CHRIST, you have been made complete, made whole, which means you have all you need in GOD. He is your All In All.
The other side of that: GOD does not satisfy the wicked. The ungodly are self-reliant, do not have reverence for GOD, and live for themselves. Living in disobedience to GOD and His ways and showing disdain toward GOD and His Word brings destruction. “Surely none who wait for You will be put to shame; but those who are faithless without cause will be disgraced.” (Psalm 25:3 BSB).
For all who are led by the Spirit of GOD are children of GOD. The Spirit of the Living GOD (Holy Spirit) has been given to you to guide and lead you into all truth. He is your Comforter, residing in you, a child of the Most High GOD, “The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him,” (Ephesians 1:14 NLT).
REFLECTION: Are you finding satisfaction in GOD or do you look to other things to satisfy you? Do you truly understand that satisfaction is found in GOD alone and He is the only One who can satisfy your every need and longing? “Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing,” (Psalm 34:9-10 NLT). Having reverence for GOD and the things of GOD begins first with the fear of the LORD. To fear GOD is to have deep respect for Him. The deepest need every person has is his/her spiritual need for GOD. The Word of GOD says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” To be poor in spirit is to recognize your need for GOD and your need for the Savior. When you fear the LORD, you have wisdom because the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are the Only One Who Can Satisfy the deepest longing of my heart and soul. You are the Only One able to breathe life into me. Draw near to me as I draw near to You, and let me learn true reverence and holiness in Your presence. With joy, let me drink deeply from the Well of Salvation as I cling to You and Your truth. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I might be able to discern what is pleasing to You and what is not pleasing to You. Guide me into all truth, and open my eyes to see what You want to show me and open my ears to hear You speak clearly. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” –Psalm 63:1-5