Satisfy Your Soul

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Do you feel empty, unsatisfied, bored, or just like something is missing? Keep on reading and see just how to satisfy your starving soul.

I was reading in the book of Ecclesiastes recently and came across this that I’d like to share with you.

“All the labor of a man is for his mouth,
And yet the soul is not satisfied.”
~Ecclesiastes 6:7

As I’ve been reading the book of Ecclesiastes I’ve seen several very interesting, thought-provoking passages within its pages. Although I’m a little over halfway through the book (7:23), I think one of the biggest things I have learned is that without God, life has no meaning. “…Vanity of vanities, all is vanity…I perceived that this also is a grasping for the wind.” (1:2b and 1:17b).

I was reminded of Jesus’s own words in Matthew 4:4, “It is written ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” In order to survive on this earth, we need more than just food, water, clothes, and a place to live. WE NEED JESUS! We need Jesus more than our basic everyday needs. “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips, I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” (Job 23:12).

The world today likes to distract us and tell us that we don’t need God. But the reality is that we really do need God. The world says that although we may feel lousy right now we just need to get that new car, a bigger house, or (Fill in the blank). There will always, always, always be something bigger and better out there. If we place our fulfillment in things we will NEVER BE SATISFIED.

So, how do we satisfy our starving souls? We don’t. No matter what we do, in and of ourselves we can never be satisfied. The only way that our souls can be satisfied is through spending time with God, reading and studying His word, and prayer. That is the ONLY WAY OUR STARVING SOULS WILL BE FILLED.

“The LORD will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.”
~Isaiah 58:11

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

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