“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1, ESV).
Truth: You are desperate for God
I know this is a different truth than I have been conveying throughout this Lenten season. As you know, my goal has been that we give up negative thinking based on the lies of the enemy and accept God’s truth about us. I pray that you have been built up in God’s truth and that your mindset reflects more of His thinking.
The fact that we are desperate for God can sound negative or harsh; however, it is life giving for us if we accept it and allow God to meet the need He created within us. We are made to be in relationship with God. It is our most basic need and that need cannot be met by anything or anyone else. We are desperate for Him!
In Psalm 63, David recognizes his need and cries out to the Lord. David compares his need for God to his need for food and water. Why do we deny this desperation in our own lives? We hide it or fill it with busyness, people pleasing, alcohol, shopping, etc. There is something in us that does not want to need anything or anyone with such desperation. Ironically, not admitting our need creates a greater void within us. There is nothing that can fill the need within us for relationship with the Lord. Nothing! Not a great husband, a great job, a healthy body or finances, wonderful friends. All those are gifts to be enjoyed but they will never fill the void within us.
Can you admit your deepest need today is for the Lord? He longs to be in relationship with you. He longs to fill you with all of Him. If you do not admit your need and ask Him to meet it, the hunger and thirst will remain and will drive you to other less than satisfying things. You are desperate for Him and He is desperate for you. Take your deepest longings to God today: “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek You.”