Longing for God

You know how much you long for a drink on a hot day?  When your body knows you need fluids?  When you can’t do anything else until you’ve had a drink?  Found one from somewhere?

Is that how we feel about God?  Is that how much we need him?

Psalm 63:1-8

(A psalm by David when he was in the desert of Judah.)

God’s Love Means More than Life

63 You are my God. I worship you.
In my heart, I long for you,
as I would long for a stream
in a scorching desert.

I have seen your power
and your glory
in the place of worship.
Your love means more
than life to me,
and I praise you.
As long as I live,
I will pray to you.
I will sing joyful praises
and be filled with excitement
like a guest at a banquet.

I think about you
before I go to sleep,
and my thoughts turn to you
during the night.
You have helped me,
and I sing happy songs
in the shadow of your wings.
I stay close to you,
and your powerful arm
supports me.

~ by pamjw on February 26, 2013.

2 Responses to “Longing for God”

  1. Often I idolize other things, but deep down I know I can only be truly satisfied when I’m close to Him. Thanks for leading us to this wonderful Psalm.

  2. I think we all have ideas of things that seem great, but rarely turn out to fulfil their promise… We need to learn to look in the right place for satisfaction – in God.

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