A chilly damp mist seeped between the opening in my jacket as I tip-toed quickly to the mailbox and back. Brrr. Who ordered this weather? Why didn’t I wear my shoes? It seemed like yesterday it was 108 degrees and I was moaning about the smothering heat. Am I ever satisfied?
There are times.
Most days I am grateful for the morning and rarely flinch at the weather. I often revel in thunder and lightning. But life had been so gloomy lately; I guess my mood was made in the likeness of the day. A multitude of problems weighed heavily on my heart for others in my life. Friends with cancer. Loved ones with heartache. A world of uncertainty. I wasn’t affected directly–just knew the difficulty and trials others were going through. I had no control over their lives; I could not change a thing for them. They had to fight their battles and cope the best way they could with the grace of God. I thought of those who did not know the Lord. I knew their trials would be near impossible to endure. Yet, they reject Him. They always had. I can weep for them; I know their real problems are not with people, health, or finances.
“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” Psalm 17:15
We can live our entire lives seeking comfort in relationships, acknowledgement and power. We can seek contentment from temporal pleasures. None of these things will satisfy. Not really. They may give fleeting surges of happiness, but they do not last. Jesus is our righteousness, our rest, and contentment. Only the face of God satisfies. Only being in His presence allows us to reflect His likeness.
copyrighted, 2009, Hariette Petersen, SelahV Today