fall-leaves-full-hd-wallpaper-a10quvThis morning I was thinking about a call I once received from my friend Deborah. She said she was having an emotional breakdown. That’s was very unusual for her; she was one of the most emotionally stable people I know. As we talked I found that she was longing for the comfort of a spouse. Deborah has been single a long time; every now and then she has a desire for a soul-mate.

We talked and I listened as she shared with me how she was feeling and how unsatisfied she was emotionally. What she was feeling was a natural feeling; I get emails all the time from people wanting to be married. God is all for marriage, but first He wants to be the One you turn to, He wants to be the one you long for and the one who fills that need.

As I listened for the Lord to give me words of encouragement for my friend, I said to her, ‘Deborah, if He is your husband then it is His job to satisfy that need in you and if you are longing for arms around you, then God is not close enough.’ It was one of those ‘aha’ moments.

If you are longing for something in your life, if you feel the need for comfort, could it be that God is not as close as He once was? Could it be that you need to get closer to God until you are completely satisfied.

I firmly believe that God completes us. I believe that most times when we have a longing, it is one that God can fill. I am simply saying ‘if you are lacking something or looking for something, make certain that God is not the something you are lacking.’

God’s word says He will feed us with manna and cause us to hunger. I believe that God gets close to us and causes us to desire to be even closer to Him, until we are one with Him, just as Jesus was one with Him. I also believe that much of the lack we feel is spiritual.

Some people feel this longing Deborah felt and they may handle it a different way than turning to God. They go out and try to fill that need with a person, any person. They don’t always take time to stop and say ‘God is this person for me? Will they add to my life and draw me closer to You? Are they who You have for me?’ When we try to fill that longing with another person, often it does not end well, it is vital to seek God before becoming involved in a relationship.

God will be to you whomever you need, if you long for a spouse, He will be your husband. He will cause you to be complete in Him, if you only ask Him. He can and will fill every need. If you need comfort, He will comfort you. He longs for you to turn to Him for every need, trust Him in that.
Psalm 107:9 says ‘He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.’
God desires an intimate relationship with you. He desires to be one with you, male or female, He longs to be one with you.

How about you? Are you longing for someone to complete you? Let that someone be God. Are you longing for comfort? Then turn to the Comforter. Get closer to God and He will come closer to you. You will find, once you become one with God, that you are completely satisfied for He alone can satisfy the longing soul. He will satisfy your soul and fill you with His goodness…it’s a promise.