14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Many believers are not satisfied. Maybe you’re in that group. You may not be totally satisfied with your job. You may not be totally satisfied with where you live. You may not be totally satisfied with your children. There are a lot of things that people look to in this life for satisfaction. How can you be satisfied?
Let’s start from the foundation of the meaning to satisfy. The dictionary says it means contented, pleased, discharged in full as a debt or obligation, and convinced beyond a doubt. Satisfaction is to be content which means pleased, gratified, fulfilled, happy and cheerful and glad.
Even with those meanings we can see a little more of what the Psalmist was expressing as He asked God to satisfy him with His mercy throughout his life.
If we’re truly honest, most of us would have to say we’re usually not satisfied in life because we focus more on the things of the world rather than on God’s goodness and love. The Psalmist asked to be satisfied with God’s mercy, His grace. When we get to the point of being satisfied with the abundance of God’s great grace, there won’t be any room for dissatisfaction.
God satisfies you as you feed on His Word, on His promises each day. The more you meditate on His provisions, His grace, the more satisfied you’ll be because you’ll see more of His blessings manifesting before your very eyes.
Open God’s love letter to you and feed on it. Don’t say you’re too short on time or too busy or too tired. God’s ready to more than satisfy you in all areas of your life. Feed on Him and all that Jesus has done for you.
If you feed solely on your own abilities, you’ll come up short and end up being dissatisfied. The more you are conscious of God’s provision for you through Jesus, the more content, happy, fulfilled, pleased, cheerful and glad you’ll be; and this satisfaction lasts forever so the more you know, the more it will grow.