Thirst for God

Psalm 42:1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

The next best thing to living in the light of the Lord’s love is to be unhappy till we have it, and to pant hourly after it — hourly, did I say? thirst is a perpetual appetite, and not to be forgotten, and even thus continual is the heart’s longing after God. When it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings. We may learn from this verse that the eagerness of our desires may be pleaded with God, and the more so, because there are special promises for the importunate and fervent. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon


About John
A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

2 Responses to Thirst for God

  1. Siew-Leng Willis says:

    The verse which came straight into mind after I read the above was: Take delight in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of the heart. Ps 37 v 4. When our hearts beat with the Lord’s, walking in His ways, will, we will come to experience the abundant life that He came to give us.

    I am encouraged and blessed with the piece about John Newton and the doctrine of election. We are so very precious to God. What amazing grace and love! Praise the Lord, our Saviour.

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