"For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry
soul with goodness." (Psalm 107:9)
It is well to have longings, and the more intense they are the better. The Lord will
satisfy soul-longings, however great and all-absorbing they may be. Let us greatly long,
for God will greatly give. We are never in a right state of mind when we are contented
with ourselves and are free from longings. Desires for more grace and groanings which
cannot be uttered are growing pains, and we should wish to feel them more and more.
Blessed Spirit, make us sigh and cry after better things and for more of the best things!
Hunger is by no means a pleasant sensation. Yet blessed are they that hunger and thirst
after righteousness. Such persons shall not only have their hunger relieved with a little
food, but they shall be filled. They shall not be filled with any sort of rough stuff, but
their diet shall be worthy of their good Lord, for they shall be filled with goodness by
Come, let us not fret because we long and hunger, but let us hear the voice of the
psalmist as he also longs and hungers to see God magnified. "Oh, that men would
praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of