Passage: Psalm 63:1~11  

Keyverse: 1

When David was in the desert experiencing physical thirst, it reminded him of his even deeper spiritual thirst for God’s presence, and he cried out for his personal God. This world polluted by sin can feel like a desert where we grow tired and weary and cannot find true satisfaction. We should remember that our life is meant to be a pilgrimage to God’s presence. When we catch even a glimpse of his power and glory, we realize we want nothing else. To praise him becomes our joy (2-4). Only God in his truth and love can satisfy us fully (5).

At the end of a busy day, we can reconnect to God by meditating on his goodness (6). It is like stepping out of the world for a moment, and we regain our perspective. We can cling closely to God through faith and prayer and find his strength is always sufficient to uphold us (8). When David relied on God to be his help, he could confidently rejoice even though he had many enemies.

Prayer: Father, thank you for planting a thirst for your presence in our hearts. I will seek you earnestly and be fully satisfied with your goodness.

One Word: My soul thirsts for God