Eventually we all hope to find something that will “work for us,” something that will satisfy, something that really lights our wick or rings our bell. We search and experiment and dabble and hunt and seek until we find something that makes us feel full, good on the inside, like we’re really going somewhere.
We want to feel alive, charged, exhilarated.
We want to be full, satisfied, content.
We want to have purpose, meaning, significance.
We want to have joy, enthusiasm, excitement.
We want to connect, get intimate, be real with someone and have them be real with us.
We want to matter, to be loved, to be accepted.
We want a lot don’t we? And, quite honestly, I don’t think God is appalled at our desires at all. I repeat, God is not appalled or offended by our hunger, by our thirst. In fact, I think He created us that way.
He didn’t create milk toast, boring, lazy people with no drive, no vision, no ambition, no hunger. He created us to hunger and thirst so that He, the God of the Universe, our Creator, could satisfy us completely, abundantly, thrillingly and eternally.
The writer of Psalm 42 knew this because He wrote in verses 1 and 2,
I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!