Are You Thirsty?

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.

(Psalm 42:1 NLT)

Just as the life of the deer depends on water, our lives depend on God. Sadly, many people try to satisfy their deep thirst with other things, only to realize that God is the only One who can do that. One of my favourite sayings by St. Augustine of Hippo expresses this truth. After his long search, Augustine finally found his satisfaction in God and confessed, “You have made us for yourself, Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” How true! The Apostle Peter also expressed a similar sentiment. When asked if he would walk away from Jesus, he said to Him, “Lord, there is no one else that we can go to! Your words give eternal life” (John 6:68 CEV). Once you’ve known God, there can be no substitute, and if you haven’t yet, I encourage you to do so. Only then will your thirst be quenched.

Only God can quench our deep thirst.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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