“You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.” Psalm 63:5

When was the last time you had that way-too-full feeling? You agonized over why you ate that last bite of pie or ice cream. But it was so good!

Nutrition experts tell us we should only eat until we’re “satisfied,” but I wonder if most of us actually know when that is. We’re in such a habit of overindulgence that satisfaction is closely associated to “whatever I want.” The word satisfy comes from Latin words meaning “enough” and “to do or make.” So when we’re satisfied, we’ve done enough or have had enough.

Make a list of areas in your life in which you’re unsatisfied: finances, relationships, body image, employment. Next, circle anything on your list you believe God cannot satisfy.

Satisfaction doesn’t mean getting what you want. It’s having what’s adequate or needed. God is all you need.


Susan Lawrence is a women’s ministry consultant who regularly speaks at conferences and trainings. She’s the author of two women’s studies, Pure Purpose and Pure Emotion.