All the people who say Jesus will totally satisfy are lying to you.
Okay…that sounds a little harsh. Let’s backtrack.
There is nothing on this planet that will ever be better than Jesus Christ, Savior and King. He is the beginning, the end, everything. He is perfect peace, steadfast and sturdy. Your heart could rest in nothing better.
When your eyes are fixed on Jesus, everything else sort of fades into the background. It’s falling in love; it’s seeing light for the first time.
So yes, Jesus DOES satisfy in that aspect. After all, he told the longing woman at the well,
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
Yet, I’ve found the more time I spend around Jesus, the hungrier I get. The less satisfied I become with the life I’m leading and the more I want HIM.
I think Jesus’ heart for us is to be absolutely content in him when it comes to the things of this planet. However, I don’t think he intends for us to be satisfied when we spend time with him; I think he wants us to leave longing for MORE.
It’s falling in love; it’s seeing light for the first time.
Whenever I spend deep, still, unrushed time with Jesus, the cry of David from Psalm 63 comes alive in my heart. David wrote,
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” (v. 1)
We treat being satisfied in Christ as if it means that we will never long for anything. That’s just not the case. Being satisfied in Christ means being content with HIM and only him.
If you walk away from time spent with Christ totally satisfied with how well you know, serve, and love him, I’m concerned. I think when you spend time with Jesus, your eyes are opened to how much more of him you need in your life.
So, don’t come and spend time with Jesus expecting to walk away totally satisfied with your life. He will mess you up in the best way possible, and leave you hungrier than when you came in the beginning.
He both fills you and leaves you wanting more. What a Savior.