"Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied." Proverbs 27:20
As a boy, I had a painful longing for a certain baseball glove. When my father gave it to me, I was ecstatic, but a week later I discovered that I wanted a new bat. It seemed that taking one thing off the list usually meant another item—or more—were added!
Sometimes shorter, but usually longer, the list of things I wanted was never empty. It still isn’t. You have a list too, and I’ll bet it is not empty. It never will be.
“Human desire is never satisfied,” the Scripture says. Why? Because our longings for things are signs that we were created for more than things. Our longings for relationships are signs that we were created for more than human love. Our desires are never satisfied and can never be satisfied fully by anything less than the joys of heaven.
Can this be true? Are we really trapped with unsatisfied longings that cannot be escaped? Yes. In some measure we are incomplete for now, and full satisfaction awaits our arrival in our forever home.
But there is an answer for today. “Rejoice always,” the Apostle Paul writes, “gives thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18
Here’s the truth of the matter. Satisfaction is not a list of wants we must fill, but a choice we can make. It is God’s will for us to choose joy and to live with thanksgiving daily.
Lord Jesus, I hand every item on my list to You. I'm choosing today to find my satisfaction in You and I'm starting by thanking You for the greatest of all your gifts--eternal life. You saved me when I didn't deserve it. You are amazing. Thank You so much. Amen.
Your list will not go away, but you don’t have to let it enslave you to discontentment. Today, choose joy and thanksgiving to find the satisfaction God wants you to experience in your life. Here’s some practical help to get that new look on life?