Today is day twenty-one in the Love Dare book. Love is satisfied in God.
Isaiah 58:11 (NLT) says: The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
According to Merriam-Webster, satisfaction can be defined as: a happy or pleased feeling because of something that you did or something that happened to you. Have you ever said, “I just want to be happy?” Have you ever tried really hard to make your spouse happy and your efforts fell short?
I remember a time in our marriage, when I had thought my husband was responsible for my happiness. I was continually upset and let down by his efforts. No matter what he did I was never happy, his attempts had fallen short in my mind. I had placed impossible expectations and demands on him that he could never meet or satisfy. I can’t remember where this idea in my mind had come from, but it was very real to me.
I recall an argument my husband and I had about my unmet expectations and how I wasn’t happy. The only thing I remember is this: my husband said, “I can’t meet your every need all the time, only God can do that.” I was hurt deeply when he said this, because I thought he was saying he wouldn’t meet my needs and he didn’t want to. I had missed the truth.
The truth is, our spouses were not made to meet our every need, and desires. It’s NOT POSSIBLE for them, for you, or for me, God is the only one who can meet our everyday needs. He never grows weary, He will never leave us nor forsake us, He will never let us down.
We have been seeking an empty well to satisfy our thirst. No matter how many times we drop our bucket to be filled with water the bucket will never fill because the water isn’t there to fill it. We have been seeking satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment, joy, and peace from our spouses. Listen, they can never, never , never fully satisfy us they aren’t the source. It’s not for a lack of trying, but we’re humans and we have limits, God doesn’t, He is the only limitless one.
Are you thirsty? Are you tired of being left dry and empty? Are you ready to go to the main source of water to satisfy your thirst? Let us go to the well that never goes dry, Jesus.