He Satisfieth the Longing Soul

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In Psalm 107:99For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalm 107:9) we read these lovely words: “He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” Are we who are Christians, longing souls, hungry souls? Can we say as in Psalm 42, “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God!”
Are we longing to know more of the Lord Jesus; longing to “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”? Are we desiring, as newborn babes, the sincere milk of the Word that we may grow thereby? If so, we shall be filled. He fills and satisfies the longing soul.
When the Lord Jesus was down here, and fed the multitude in the wilderness, He did not merely appease the pangs of hunger, for we read, “They did all eat, and were filled” — satisfied.
God delights in giving. He is the giving God. He has no need to act sparingly, either in temporal or spiritual things. He gives richly, He gives freely, He has given His own Son for us, and with Him will freely give us all we need to enjoy Him, to feed upon Him, to delight in Him. God the Father wants us to find our delight in the One in whom He finds all His delight—His own beloved Son. “He fills the hungry with good things.”