My Soul Longs for You

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“I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.” – Psalm 63:2 NIV

I love this Psalm. I find the thirst of David’s soul for God, powerfully attractive.

“You, God, are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you,

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1

His soul has one pure desire – God. ‘All I want is you Lord. It’s you Lord’ was the cry of his heart. How different it is from my own heart so many times. So many things creep in and make my longing dull and my cry so feeble. And then I begin to measure what matters by what I can see and touch. And the tempter tells me that it’s ok to pursue other things, for these are the real issues before me. The good becomes the enemy of the best. O Lord help me!

The soul athirst for God is not longing for something that is unreal. It is real because that one has tasted some of it before, and he knows there is much more. Hear David

‘I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory’ (v2). David wants more, because of what he has already tasted.

I, too, like David, have tasted God in the past. I have experienced him – I have seen him. I can’t always articulate it well in words, but I know my past experience with him. I remember seasons of deep intimacy. I recall times when he came very close. I recall my intercourse with the Almighty when he spoke and I heard, and when he acted, I saw it. I remember the joy within my soul. I have beheld his power and his glory. The God who is there. I have seen him. I have tasted him and I know he is good.

This is why I am refusing to continue to fall for the lie of the enemy of my soul. This God is real and he is all I need. No matter what life brings, with its ups and downs, I won’t be deceived about my real need. I need more of Him. I want more.

It’s true that I don’t have all the answers to all the questions that plague my mind, but I know that my God is real and that he satisfies my soul with his living waters. It’s true that troubles may last and prosperity may flee, but my need is deeper.

So my soul thirsts for him. My soul longs to be with him – to continually drink of him. This is life. This is what I need. I do not seek in vain, for it is real. He satisfies my soul.