Devotional for August 7, 2017

Holy Dissatisfaction


Psalm 17:15, As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

I don't know about you, but I find it so very easy to seek satisfaction in places other than in God. I find it easy to seek satisfaction in accomplishment, in family, and in consumption. But ultimately, all these fail me. I never seem to accomplish all I have planned. Family life, while full of satisfaction is sometimes filled with losses that temper that satisfaction. I buy things that I think will meets need only to be disappointed.

I have to admit also that I am frequently dissatisfied with God. I hope that it is a holy dissatisfaction. It is a born out of a desire to have more of God in my life, to be filled more completely by His Holy Spirit. Ultimately, only this holy dissatisfaction can lead to being satisfied in God.

Father God, as I awaken to this new day, awaken me to Your presence with me, so that I can seek my satisfaction in You alone.