“And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11
I’ve never been the kind of person to find value in how many likes I get on Instagram or favorites I get on Twitter… Never—until now.
I see others who are “more successful” in the social media world than I am, and I feel incompetent—not good enough.
I think that if I tweet something clever or post an artsy photo, I’ll receive more satisfaction and love and attention.
God created us to be desired and wanted, but we will never find that fulfillment in the number of double taps or retweets we receive. How, then, can we get the love, satisfaction, and attention that we need?
One word. Jesus.
Jesus is the One who satisfies us in the desert, who walks alongside of us to guide us. He’s the One who died a cruel death for us.
We know these truths, we even go so far as to say we believe these truths, but many times our desire to be desired gets in the way.
But think about it: if the all-knowing God made us with the desire to be loved and cared for, He wouldn’t leave us stranded. He would provide a way to fulfill our needs.
Only He can satisfy.
So next time you think you can’t measure up, things aren’t going your way, or you don’t feel cared for, remember to run to Christ because He satisfies.