The Generosity of God | Psalm 107:8-9 | Devotional
Psalm 107:8-9 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
St. Augustine said that man suffers from an inward famine. He spends his life seeking to quench his thirst and fill his empty soul. He stuffs his heart full of career, relationships, money, and expensive toys. But at the end of his search, he is still spiritually emaciated. Man, Augustine says, is starving for God.
What man needs, only God can supply. He is the One who provides spiritual drink that finally quenches the thirsty soul. He is the One who provides spiritual food that finally fills the hungry heart. It is his unfailing love that brings the peace of knowing there is nothing we can do to make him love us more, and there is nothing we can do to make him love us less.
Perhaps you can relate to the feeling of an inward famine. You have tried to fill your life with everything the world has to offer. But you are still empty. Today I invite you to find in Jesus the spiritual food and water you have wanted all along. Don’t “try” Jesus to see if he “works.” Bow before him as your Savior and Lord. Through Jesus, God has done “wonderful deeds of men!”
Heavenly Father, I pray for the person reading this who well understands the feeling of inward famine. I pray that today that person trusts in Jesus as the only way to have a relationship with you. May he finally understand that he has been starving for you all along. In Jesus name. Amen.