God Satisfies

Author: Rebecca Moore — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 5, 2022

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God Satisfies

Have you ever been at school, with nothing to eat, and felt so hungry? Have you been on a diet or had to fast for a doctor’s appointment? It isn’t fun when we can’t satisfy our physical cravings, and it’s even worse when we can’t meet our basic needs. On a deeper level, we all want to feel satisfied and whole. We want to feel complete. And it can be frustrating when life does not satisfy us at all. Have you ever tried to get happy by buying something new, or even going on a trip? Have you looked for fulfillment by taking on a new project? There are times when nothing we do makes us happy. The fact is, nothing this world offers can make us whole, and it makes sense that we feel incomplete. Throughout the Bible, God makes it clear that He is the only one who can fully satisfy us. He created us to be in relationship with Him, but we have all rejected Him and gone our own way. That’s why we’re left feeling empty. But God loves us, and He chases after us. He came to live among us and restore our relationship with Him. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). When we follow after Jesus, we are made complete. As we trust in Him, God fills us with joy (Romans 15:13). And He helps us when we are in tough places. God knows everything we need, and He provides for us as we seek Him (Matthew 6:32-33). No matter what we do, we will never be able to find joy or completeness on our own. Only God will satisfy us. • Emily Acker • Do you ever feel empty inside, like you’re missing something? • How has Jesus made it possible for us to have life to the full? (Read John 10:10-18.) • One important way God satisfies our needs—both physical and emotional—is through Christian community. Who are trusted Christians you can share life with? The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 6:32-John 6:40; John 7:37-John 7:39; Isaiah 58:11; Psalm 103:1-Psalm 103:5; John 4:1-John 4:42