… For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow. I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people will be satisfied with My goodness,” declares the LORD. — Jer 31:13-14
What a great promise to wake up to! We will be satisfied with His goodness. Not His gifts, or the lack of trouble. But Himself. His presence, His transformation. Our souls will be filled with abundance, and we will be satisfied. If there’s anyone who would know how to completely satisfy us, it would be the One who created us; who knows when we sit down and when we rise up; who has ordained all the days we have; and who will be with us till the very end of the age.
Are you not complete when God is yours? Do you want anything but God? Is not His all-sufficiency enough to satisfy you if all else should fail? But you want more than quiet satisfaction; you desire rapturous delight. Come, soul, here is music fit for heaven in this your portion, for God is the Maker of heaven. Not all the music blown from sweet instruments or drawn from living strings can yield such melody as this sweet promise “I will be their God”. Here is a deep sea of bliss, a shoreless ocean of delight; come bathe your spirit in it; swim, and you will find no shore; dive throughout eternity, and you will find no bottom. “I will be their God.” If this does not make your eyes sparkle and your heart beat high with bliss, then assuredly your soul is not in a healthy state. But you want more than present delights – you crave something concerning which you may exercise hope; and what more can you hope for than the fulfillment of this great promise “I will be their God”? This is the masterpiece of all the promises; its enjoyment makes a heaven below and will make a heaven above. Dwell in the light of your Lord, and let your soul be always ravished with His love. Live up to your privileges, and rejoice with unspeakable joy. — Spurgeon
[*first outing with Corel Painter Essentials – woot! Although I feel like a child learning how to write…]