Psalm 107: 9            (Amplified)

For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good.

We all know someone who is hungry on the inside. Their soul longs for something and thirsts desperately. They don’t even know what it is that they so urgently crave. As humans we try to fill that longing with all sorts of things. You know the list.

Each and every one of us has a place in our hearts, in our souls that only God can fill. We can try every sort of thing to make ourselves happy but it never works. We have a deep, spiritual place in our being that needs to be ministered to in like manner as we feed and nourish our minds and bodies. We are tri-dimensional beings and nothing short of spiritual food can feed the spiritual parts of ourselves. You can drink all the booze you want, work all the hours you can, go from lover to lover, and all of the other various things people do in order to satisfy themselves but none of it will satisfy. Money will never fill the void and neither can another person. So, if you are waiting for someone or something to make you whole, give it up. Only God can fill that spiritual void in your life. And don’t get to thinking that a bunch of non-Godly spirituality can do it. That is about like your body living on sugar alone. It will not, cannot satisfy. Only the love of God can fill that hungry spot. Only His Spirit can nourish your spirit. The sooner we all realize that our spirits long for His sweet embrace, the sooner we can get healthy, the sooner we will be whole.


Psalm 107: 9                      NIV

For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

That sounds good, really good but listen to how this reads in the New American Standard, “For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.” Now that is an out of the park homer. The NIV is a good Bible and I like it a great deal but the NASB is just a bit more accurate but what is going on here is that these words are really describing a dynamic that we can only fully comprehend when we receive the amalgamation of both translations. You see, God has already satisfied your every need but with God you have to understand that God does not live in “time” as we do. Therefore, he has already satisfied you and is satisfying you and will satisfy you. All of His blessings take place in the present because He is always in the present but for us His present is our past, present and future. Have I managed to confuse you? My point is, don’t be confused over the variance in these translations because God’s blessing are eternal and continuous. What you want to receive is that God is and has already met your deepest need and He will continue to do so until the end of time and on into eternity.

When we first read this passage it is easy to think of food and drink but I think the real hunger and thirst from which we suffer is not in our bodies but in our souls and our spirits. God is here today to tell you that He knows of the deep hunger inside of you and that He has already moved on your behalf to satisfy that deepest of needs. What’s more, God satisfies us with good things. All of His answers are goodness, kindness, mercy, etc. He is filling us with the bounty of His goodness and grace. Everything good is yours without measure. He has no desire to withhold any good thing from you for His source is boundless. There is no bottom in His well. 

So what is it that your heart of heart longs for? Do you want to preach to the world? Evangelize a nation? Would you like to see revival in your home church or maybe just your brother-in-law saved. All of these fall under God’s grace and provision. Do you long for a meaningful relationship or work that calls you to higher ground? What would you do if you had absolutely no limitations? That is what God is trying to encourage in you today. He sees the deep longing of your heart and He wants you to know that He agrees with you. He trusts you with that goal and vision and is your top encourager. If you dared to dream the impossible, what would it look like? Well, guess what, God is able to dream that big. He is, will and has satisfied that deepest longing. God is in the fulfillment business. He isn’t putting your longings on backorder so get ready to receive. Build a bigger barn, here comes the blessing.