Thursday, November 16, 2006

Psalms 145:16-18

"Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth."
Psalms 145:16-18

Interesting here that it says that the Lord satisfieth the desire of every living thing.  I guess this strikes me today because I was thinking that God wouldn't satisfy our desires if they were bad desires... right? ... Now that I think about it though, I'm sure that he does.  Thankfully he adds a little bit of space in between the desire and the fulfillment so that we can make sure it is really, really what we want.   Sometimes we talk ourselves out of it, and that is good.  Other times, we get what we want, and find out that it isn't nearly as good as what God asked us to seek after. ... And that is good too, although a harsher lesson we are giving ourselves... but it is essential sometimes.  We have to know that those false things we are running after *are* false.   The second verse is true.  Everything that the Lord does is designed to bring us eternal happiness. It doesn't always bring us immediate happiness... especially when we want the wrong things... but it always, always teaches us to seek after better things, and to remember that God is not arbitrary.  He doesn't make laws just to establish control over us or manipulate us.  He just wants us to be happy... he shows us the path.  Even tragedy, accidents... spiders. :)  They all teach us how to find happiness.  The third verse... God is very near.  If we look for him in sincerity and truth, he will ALWAYS be there for us. ... Let's take the chance to talk over our days with him, and find some happiness. :)

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