When you seek Me instead of the world’s idols, you experience My Joy and Peace. These intangibles slake the thirst of your soul, providing deep satisfaction.
My soul is often thirsty, even though I may not realize it at the time. I may think I’m just tired or bored or stressed out. So I start looking around in the visible world: searching for satisfaction, or at least some distraction. All the while, You are with me—invisible, yet infinitely Real. My soul thirsts for You, Jesus!
Beloved, the world offers more distractions than you could ever fit into one lifespan. They may provide some relief for a while, but your thirst for Me remains unquenched. When you realize that your deepest desire is for Me, you are well on the way to finding satisfaction. A s you go along this path of Life, you will encounter companions I have chosen for you—Joy and Peace. Though they are intangible, their company is quite beneficial: They can relieve the thirst of your soul.
Joy is radiantly lovely. Her contagious laughter lifts you up and lightens your mood. Peace is quieter than Joy but equally attractive. Her serenity calms you, as you feel fully understood yet totally accepted. The longer you walk with these delightful companions, the better your journey will be. Moreover, Joy and Peace enhance your awareness of Me—the One who ultimately satisfies your soul-thirst.
I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.…
~ Sarah Young ~