Thursday, February 16, 2006

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Psalm 90:14 NKJV
You've probably bought items that guaranteed you'd be satisfied. If you weren't, the manufacturer promised, you could get your money back. But how many people bought an item, weren't satisfied, and found the company didn't live up to that promise? Instead of money, all the customers got were irritation responses or rejection. A promise is only as good as the person or group who make it. We've often found, to our encouragement, that people aren't what they seem and disappear as soon as they've cashed the check or processed the credit card information.
But God isn't like that. He's always what He says He is, and He's gone to great lengths to tell us about Himself. He sent prophets, who wrote pages and pages about Him and His character. He ven sent His Son to clearly show us what He's like. Jesus died for us to give a clear picture of how much He wanted to share our love.
Earthly guarantees often don't give us satisfaction, but when we read His Word and get to know His Son, we quickly comprehend the difference between people's promises and God's. His mercy doesn't fail us or make us miserable. As we accept it and live according to His promises, our joy increases, whatever turns life takes. Even when the rest of the world disappoints us, we can cling to Jesus and be glad to the very end.
Have you experienced God's mercy and responed to His love? Then your satisfaction is guaranteed. He promises you'll never be left or forsaken (Hebrews 13:5). Joy in Him will be your portion for the rest of you life.
From Daily Wisdom to Satisfy the Soul, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.
Hebrews 13:5 - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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