He will satisfy. When I snap out of my “He-will-satisfy” amnesia, and get rid of the thing that hurts to leave behind, he proves (once again) that he can satisfy. He will satisfy to the degree that the old lover of mine pales in comparison to the new intimacy with God which has now filled that void. “Why don’t I feel close to God?” “Why is he not revealing himself to me in a real way?” Have I laid down the rights to myself? If not, I have not truly come to him for life. We tend to make it more complicated than it is. If I am unsure… it is because I am holding back. When I can see him, I have truly come with empty hands saying “Here is my life, do with it what you will.” God is not a God of chaos and confusion but of order and clarity.
That thing that you struggle with but can’t seem to remove…. Crucify it and lay the thing down at his feet. He speaks so clearly through our struggles. The holy spirit works by speaking to our minds and hearts. What you know (but sometimes rationalize) about your sin… that is his voice speaking. I
I am learning more and more about how he speaks every day, as I struggle with letting go even when I know the sweetness that awaits me once I do. We have got to replace it with Him. Otherwise, there will be no healing in that place.
“The only way to dispossess the heart of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one…” Thomas Chalmers
Can’t give the devil that ‘ole easy foothold. This reminds me of a familiar song… http://clemandsal.blogspot.com/2009/06/keep-out-de-devil.html