Lord, Tell Me All I Have in You

Desiring God | 2/16/2018 | David Mathis
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It had been a desperate search for inner peace. Call it satisfaction, joy, pleasure, happiness. Long had she sensed this gnawing ache, the stabbing pain of longing. Something just wasn’t right. Something incomplete.

She wouldn’t have thought of it in these terms till now. But as the campus ministry staffer shared her own story, and talked about tasting true satisfaction, it finally began to make sense. All the effort toward scholastic achievement. All the energy trying to get guys’ attention. The countless compromises she’d made along the way — ignoring what she knew to be best in the long term for what seemed most pleasurable in the moment (and then felt empty only moments later).

Chase - End - Everything - Motion

It had been a frantic chase, and only now was she seeing it — as she realized it was coming to an end. This is what she had always panted for. Now everything seemed to be spinning, and in slow motion. She was disoriented, and it was wonderful.

She sat across from someone who talked about Jesus as if she knew him personally. She could tell by looking into her eyes that this person had what she’d been so desperately trying to find all along. And it was being offered. At last it was hers.

Thing - God - Ages - Offers - Satisfaction

It is a remarkable thing, almost too good to be true, that the God of ages past offers himself to us in the present as our truest satisfaction and deepest delight — after everything else we’ve tried, after all the other ways we’ve sought to find joy, after all the places we’ve looked and run to for satisfaction.

The Creator of the universe designed our hearts for himself — and in particular for his Son, who shared our flesh and spilt his own blood to rescue us. Our hearts are restless, said Saint Augustine, till...
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