23 Yet I am always with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And earth has nothing I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
27 Those who are far from You will perish;
You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all Your deeds.
On yesterday, we were encouraged by this Psalm as we beheld the great keeping power of our God in verses 23 and 24.
In verse 25, Aspah declares what I pray is every believer’s declaration: “Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You.” This speaks of heart satisfaction, the ability of Jesus to satisfy the longing heart, to satisfy that crave that every man is born with. He truly is Living Water that quenches the driest thirst, never to thirst again.
We drink of His Spirit, His Word, His love and bow in worship and the satisfaction is greater than cold water on a very hot day. It is the blessing of realizing His presence as we discussed on yesterday. God is always with us and it is our delight to live and move about delighting in His glory realizing His love, holiness, wisdom, truth, goodness, grace and mercy. Jesus is always more than enough and greater than all else.
Nothing created could be better than the Creator, could it? No matter how sin allures or the flesh cries, my soul finds rest in God alone for in His presence is fullness of joy, in His right hand there are pleasures forever more (Psalm 16:11).
I will always remember meditating on Jeremiah 29:13-14, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord…” I asked the Lord, how is it that I have you and need to seek you as well. He told me that there was so more of Him to know, to draw closer. I sought Him through His Word, and prayer, and meditation, many Selah moments and this I know. He is not a man that He should lie and my satisfaction is in Him.
Sometimes you hear people say things like ‘most of all I thank God for my health’ or ‘for my family’ or ‘I have no financial concerns.’ What a blessing to to have a family who loves and cares for one another, good health, and plenty of money to buy all this world offers. But only Jesus satisfies the longing heart. Jesus promises in Matthew 6:6 that when we “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”