“As the hart (deer) panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2).
I want to draw closer to the Lord. I’ve been needing and wanting more of Him. I’ve wanted more of His presence. I’ve wanted more intimacy with Him.
I’ve been feeling like the deer in Psalm 42:1. I’ve been panting for God. I’ve been thirsty for Him, and nothing satisfies my hunger and thirst for Him but more of Him.
Have you felt like there’s a void in your life? An emptiness? A hunger and thirst?
Perhaps you’ve tried filling that void with food, shopping, men, drugs, or alcohol…and yet, you still feel empty inside.
Maybe you’ve tried to fill that void with ministry or work only to be burned out and frustrated.
Maybe you thought getting married would fill the void, but you soon learned marriage couldn’t fill it either.
Or perhaps you’ve been trying to fill the emptiness through your children. Trust me that isn’t going to work.
The only person who can fill the emptiness you’re experiencing is the Lord Jesus Christ. The closer you draw to Him, the more you drink of Him, the more intimate you become with Him, the more He will fill you. Pressing into His presence guarantees fulness of joy, and who doesn’t need more joy?