WHAT’S NEXT: "Be Satisfied" by Singles Leader David Skidmore

“God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper Did you know God wants to satisfy you? God loves it when we turn our desires to Him and live with an expectation that He will quench our thirst. God satisfies our desires in different ways. One of my favorite verses is, “You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:16). Most singles like me are looking forward to love, yet there is an incredible opportunity for intimacy with God at this very moment. God looks forward to satisfying your desires of love by sharing His delight in you. The Psalmist continues by writing, “He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psalm 145:19). God loves to satisfy our desires. When we are filled with evil desires, God wants to satisfy us with the good things found in Him. He opens His hand and satisfies our desires. When we long for good things, we can find those in God as He fulfills the desires of those who fear him. How much energy do we give to things that won’t satisfy us.

In another place the Psalmist says, “Turn my eyes away from worthless things.” (Psalm 119:37). If there are worthless things, then there must also be worthwhile things. That’s why Paul writes in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.”

This isn’t to say you won’t have moments, hours or even days of loneliness and sadness. This Scriptures are not exits from struggle. Instead, they strengthen us to struggle against the fears, evil thoughts, and impulsive desires that Satan loves to destroy us with. These Scriptures turn our hearts and minds back to the Lord of Glory, the one who is jealous for your soul. And you are created for His glory. (Isaiah 43:7)

God wants you to approach His throne of grace with confidence. God wants you to find Him as you do. When we ask God to satisfy us, we see that out of all things He could give us, He gives us Himself. This can only be received by faith. So the Psalmist writes, “Whom have I in heaven but you, and earth has nothing I desires besides you.” Psalm 73:25.

Lord, I ask that You will satisfy me. Though I do not deserve Your grace, I ask for Your grace. I ask that Your presence will fill me, and I will live a life satisfied in You.

David Skidmore