A Thirst Quenched

18 Mar

I have been thirsty today. Thirsty for something only He can give me, and as I opened my Bible this afternoon, He gave exactly what I needed.

“When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.”

Isaiah 41:17-18 

 

I was so blessed to read these precious verses of Scripture!

 

 

 

I am so guilty of attempting to quench my thirst with everything but the water of the Word.

I try to find satisfaction in that which only leaves me disappointed.

After seeking for water in places where I find none, I find Him my River, my Fountain, my Pool of Water, my Spring.

I find a thirst quenched where nothing else would satisfy.

I read this quote last night and was struck by the truth in it:

 “A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way. God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” ~C.S. Lewis

Just as cars run on gasoline and humans draw hydration from physical water, we were designed to be sustained spiritually by God and by God alone. We will not find satisfaction anywhere else. We can try everything and anything, but will end up lacking. Absolutely nothing else will do.

But when we seek Him to quench the deep thirst that abides within our souls, we will find our thirst quenched! 🙂

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