Hungry

If you know anything about me then you know that I love metaphors. I often think and learn in metaphor.

I have a little story for you from many many moons ago. I was having a serious struggle with fatigue. Hence, I was napping on our sofa this day. When I woke, one of our cats was wandering around on the counter top looking for food. It was nowhere close to her dinner time, so my thought was, Well, at least she’s hungry.

This was actually a figurative thought. I started laughing because I found it really funny that I was in metaphor mode. At the same moment I realized that this thought came from God.

I’d been beating myself up for tripping over myself, but the Holy Spirit was letting me know that the Lord was pleased I was hungry for righteousness. He loves to see the work begin. How much more will He be pleased with that work in progress then? He sees us as righteous and holy even while we’re stumbling and feeling as if we’re failing Him miserably. He’s the one who delivers us from sin. He’s the one who invites us to come and learn from Him. Our God is kind, compassionate, merciful and He loves us. 

Even when we’re fighting Him He loves us. However, I believe as C.S. Lewis did, that God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

We can try to find peace and happiness in people, nature, or whatever we believe will bring us that joy and contentment, but it can never completely satisfy us. Only God comes with that 100% satisfaction guarantee. As C.S Lewis, again, put it so beautifully, Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

We don’t just miss out on the joy of heaven and the majesty of our God when we focus soley on earthly things, we miss out on an abundant life here on earth as well. Sometimes I do aim too low. So I’m truly grateful for those reminders to look at Jesus. 

Jesus is the light of the world. There’s a hunger for Him in our souls, and there’s a hunger to want to do good and be what God wants, but we can also fight against this.

Jesus Himself taught that blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. This means that those who ask for what they need, seek the presence of God and knock on His door will have that hunger and thirst satisfied. The result is a peace and joy that we just can’t find apart from Him.There is no such thing. 

It’s a wonderful thing to be hungry and fed. Those of us who do hunger are blessed because our loving Father in heaven always delivers on what He promises. I guess this means that even this mess (*points to self*) is blessed.


Jesus Satisfies the Hungry

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.”

Psalm 107:9

β€œBlessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. β€œBlessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”

Luke 6:21 

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!”

Luke 1:45

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user BrochJam.)

28 thoughts on “Hungry

    1. Thanks dad! I am proud of you too. You have always been a strong example of seeking God in difficulties. How can I not be just like my dad. 😁❀ Love you. ❀

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  1. The Lord is pleased when we are hungry for righteousness- that is a good reminder when we beating ourselves about faltering.
    Bless you Tina. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year to you too πŸ€—πŸŒΊ.

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    1. C.S. Lewis is definitely a favorite of mine. Yes, Happiness and peace apart from God really doesn’t exist. He holds things together Or holds us together when life gets tough. Blessings David!

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  2. Tina, I love this post! When we reach out to God with a hunger and thirst for righteousness, God fulfills our needs. Through Him, joy and peace are found. I know I am a work in progress, but heading in the right direction. Blessings! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ˜πŸŒΊ

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! He does. He does indeed fulfill our needs. I’m a work in progress as well, continuing my Pilgrimage. Blessings back at ya! πŸ’—πŸ΅πŸ˜πŸ’

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    1. Yes, Jesus is the way to satisfy faith’s hunger and thirst! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Richard. May you have a blessed New Year. You and your mom are still in my prayers.

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      1. Tina, I appreciate your prayers. Unfortunately, her journey has become more challenging with a recent fall. Her broken left hip has been repaired, and she is receiving further care at a rehabilitation center.

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      2. Oh, I’m sorry Richard. It’s difficult to see the ones we love facing their challenges. More prayers for you and your mother being sent to our healer and sustainer. She is in the best hands in His care. May those earthly helping hands give her the best of their care as well. I pray you feel God’s comfort upon you both. πŸ™

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  3. Blessings for this word Tina which reminds me of Matthew 6:33: Now seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all His righteousness; then whatsoever you desire will be added unto you. With that said, I will join you in aiming my arrow high during 2022! Blessings to you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’›

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  4. I am late to the party but I just have to love and relate here, dear Tina. Metaphors are one of the chief ways God speaks to me. The hunger in me has been, by turns, both dormant and a gnawing sensation deep inside. May we each continue to seek to be satisfied only by the daily bread He supplies! Blessings to you! ❀

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