earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:1-8 (NIV)
God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.
Psalm 63:1-2 (The Message)
This is one of my favorite Psalms to pray through—I love the longing and thirst for God and how we see David so earnestly and desperately cry out for the Living God. “God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!” After seeing the power and the glory of the Lord, David declares, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”
Why should we hunger, thirst, and long for God? Because He is powerful, He satisfies, He quenches our thirst, He helps us, and He sustains us. When we’re really experiencing the fullness of the Lord, we come to see that nothing in our lives is as sweet as the love of the Lord.
God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of You! It is in Your love when I am really living—Your love is better than life. How my heart longs for You! You are everything that I need, and I pray that my heart will earnestly and faithfully desire nothing else but to love You.