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“For he satisfies the longing soul…” 

It is easy to be identified as having a longing soul especially during times of grief, the holiday season and other events that can cause frustration and unfulfilled needs. This can become an entrapment that makes life seem unbearable.  Usually the longing soul focuses on self-gratifying things, things of a temporal nature, compatible companionship and camaraderie, which cannot bring long-lasting satisfaction to a longing soul. Signs of a “longing” soul are running about, rushing and running to and fro, eager or greedy, thirsty, and yearning for more. The search for fulfillment is usually in temporal things that depreciate in value, or running to that individual you hope will satisfy the need you have to feel loved and secure.  Unfortunately, none of these will satisfy the longing soul.  The depth of the longing soul is beyond our comprehension and certainly greater than what we perceive as our greatest need. God never meant for another human being to take His place; to satisfy that part of us designed for Him.

The longing soul can only be satisfied by the One who created it, breathed life into it–the Giver and Sustainer of life.  Truth is we can experience temporary and short-term satisfaction, but only God can give complete, long lasting, eternal satisfaction.

Sometimes we think we know what we are longing for, but more than likely, we really do not know.  All we know is that   something is missing–there is a deep void within, an emptiness that screams to be filled like a hungry infant at feeding time. Let me assure you that God knows what you’re longing for even if you do not.  After all, He created you and He knows all things about you. He wants to fill your soul with Himself through the “life-giving” Spirit. Let us pray!

Prayer for the Longing Soul:

Father, You are Creator of the Universe, which is beyond our comprehension; yet You are so concerned about all mankind that you have a plan to implant Yourself in us that we can live eternally. This too is beyond our comprehension; so it is by faith that we accept Your plan.  Father, I pray for those who are searching, running to and fro, thirsty for fulfillment that only comes from You.  Your word in Psalm 107:9 declares that You satisfies the longing soul.  Father, I pray for those who are unfulfilled, looking to people and temporal things to satisfy and meet a need that You want to meet.  I pray for those who are desperate for companionship, and overwhelmed by life’s challenges. Lord, I pray that they invite you into their heart so that You can satisfy their thirsty soul. Only through an intimate relationship with You can we enjoy the abundant life that comes through faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Father, our faith is in You; You are faithful to keep Your Word. Thank You, Father, for satisfying the longing (thirsty); in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen. 

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