Thirsting for God

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Deer Drinking 230


Psalm 42:1-2 (New Living Translation)

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?


What is it that we thirst for? Love and belonging, security and companionship. Joy and peace. Perfect loyalty. Unconditional acceptance. Forgiveness without strings.

We yearn for perfect fulfillment. Yet when we seek these things in our human relationships, we are bound to be disappointed sooner or later.

God gives us a thirst for what only He can give us because He wants us to draw near to Him.


FATHER, when I am angry or disappointed because someone is not meeting my expectations, help me to recognize what I am truly thirsting for. Give me faith and trust to look to You to meet that need, and give me grace to forgive the person who has failed me.


Psalm 63:1; John 4:13-14


What is your deepest need that human relationships have been unable to satisfy?

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