We all long for satisfaction. More often than not dashed hopes and frustrated efforts leave us wondering if it is a phantom appetite – forever defying fulfillment. Broken promises, shattered relationships, lost jobs, unfullfiled hopes, dreams and aspirations – they mock us over past failures and our inability to lay hold of the satisfaction we long for. No sooner do we achieve a major goal in life than another immediately presents itself – leaving us in a perpetual chase after contentment.
Above the jeers, however, there rises the sweet strains of a hopeful song. The voice is familiar. The words are well known. But the hope is fresh. The disarming melody melts away despair and disbelief, bidding us to sing along. It is the song of a satisfied soul rising from a contented heart.
In the 23rd Psalm God lifts before us the Song of the Satisfied Soul. It’s the promise of a life better than you’ve dreamt possible. God offers us the intimacy of a personal relationship with Himself . God Himself is our song, the singer, and the substance of the Song of the Satisfied Soul.
True satisfaction in life is found not when all want is removed, but when, above all, we want Christ.
About John A. Kitchen
John Kitchen is the Senior Pastor at the Stow Alliance Fellowship, Stow, Ohio