God Satisfies The Hungry and The Thirsty

by csnyder 12. May 2010 17:14

Psalm 107:8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! 9 For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.


In Psalm 109:9 the Word of God says that God satisfies the hungry and thirsty. Some of you may be saying that is not always true. He does not always satisfy me and I look around and I see many hungry and thirsty. The problem is not God but it is man. Many times we are not hungry and thirsty for right things. What we want or what we think we need is not all what we need but may in fact be what is causing our soul to thirst and hunger.


In Psalm107:4-7 it says this, "They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city. They were hungry and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses. He led them also by a straight way, To go to an inhabited city."


If you remember the children of Israel were wandering in the desert for 40 years. They seemed to have no direction. Key word here is seemed. They did have direction and they did have someone leading them. They had the pillar of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night. God was in fact allowing or even causing them to come to the end of themselves. They were becoming dead to the flesh.


Are we to wander for 40 years to die in the wilderness so that we can become dead to the flesh. No! If you have believed and received Christ's life to you as a gift and He has become your life then you have died. This is not going to take place one day, it has taken place on the cross. It is finished, your life is hidden in Christ and He is your life.


What about when we do not seem satisfied then? God will let you have your fill of the flesh until it literally makes you cry out to Him. Does this mean that He is mad at you or that He is punishing you? The answer is no, capital NO! It does mean that He is allowing or even orchestrating brokenness in your life and mine. You are coming to the end of yourself to the point that when you cry out to Him, you are crying out as one with no hope in your own abilities. You are crying out as one who is willing to believe God for whatever He wants for your life and as one who is fully trusting Him that He has your best interest at heart and only means good for you.


Just as the psalmist says, we will give thanks to the LORD, (YHWH) for His lovingkindness and for His wonders to the sons of men. We will trust Him and we will walk in and KNOW His peace. What a day, what a glorious day when we are totally dependent on Him. The worries of this world are gone, you can relax as you walk in the intimate relationship with the God of the universe who loves you and gave Himself for you.


Know this one thing, He knows and He cares. Trust Him for good in your life. He loves you as only a parent can who is willing to die to protect those they love. He loves you, will you believe this and walk in this love? Oh I desire for you to yield your life to Him and His unfailing love so that you can be caressed by the unfailing arms of Christ. He loves you even when you kick and resist, but you will walk in His peace as you submit to Him. Your soul will be satisfied and your hunger will be filled.


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About the author

Craig Snyder has been married to Jonni Gooden Snyder for 37 years.  He has three grown sons and one grown daughter.  He has eight grandchildren.

Craig has been in full time ministry since 1974, having been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has pastored for over 25 years.

Craig has ministered  with Grace Walk Ministries since 2001 and serves as Director of Missions and also pastors a home church.  He travels extensively in Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada sharing the Grace Walk of our Lord Jesus Christ.