Psalm 17

May 19, 2023    Pastor Daryl Zachman

“As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” (Psalm 17:15, ESV)

Satisfaction is the elusive thing. 58 years ago, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sang, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” And with all our affluence and technology, people are still unsatisfied. They have tried everything the world has to offer, but it leaves them feeling empty, anxious and depressed. Young people are dying at alarming rates from homicides, drug overdoses, car accidents and suicides (Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2023). The death rate among children ages 1 to 19 has risen to the highest level in 15 years.

Our problem is that we were created to know God. We will never find meaning in life apart from a relationship with Him.

David observed the wicked, and he wanted nothing to do with them. They were violent, deceitful, heartless, and their only reward was in this world. But David had kept to the LORD’s path and sought refuge in Him. His hope was not in this world but in seeing the Lord’s face in righteousness. One day he would awake in the Lord’s presence. And then he would be fully satisfied.

Have you found your satisfaction in the Lord alone? Until you find contentment in Him, no amount of money, power, sex or drugs will quench the thirst of your soul and the hunger of your heart. Ultimate satisfaction is being with Him and becoming like Him.