Ever heard psalmists and David Crowder sing unabashedly of God being “everything they need” and wondered, What on earth are they talking about?
One of the chief comforts of Scripture when we are disappointed, discouraged, or heartbroken, is that the Christian’s highest goal is not that dream or achievement or milepost you’ve fallen short of, but knowing God. Making him your peace, your joy, your contentment, your soul’s richest food and water. He, the Bible tells us repeatedly, is the only thing that will truly ever satisfy.
But you might have noticed it doesn’t just drop in with the mail.
Where is it then, God? Where are you?
Or as a friend put it recently, “Why can’t I appropriate for myself what God has promised me?”
We know God is faithful. His side of the deal is inerrant and unfailing; there is no lie or failure with him.