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The poor will eat and be full, and all who worship you will be thankful and live in hope (Psalm 22:26, CEV).

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Hidden Cove, Ottawa River — photo by David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is hunger.

We hunger to be satisfied. That’s what hunger is all about, a desire to be satisfied. A full belly and a contented heart fit together like bacon and eggs or toast and jam. 

Satisfaction and contentment are at the core of today’s verse from the Psalms.

The poor will eat and be full, and all who worship you will be thankful and live in hope (Psalm 22:26, CEV).

When our needs are met, worship and gratitude become the natural outflow from a contented heart. We experience inner peace because we dwell in hope. The God who has satisfied our needs in the past will continue to do just that in the future. There is a sweet satisfaction in knowing the ongoing faithfulness of God.

Response: LORD God, I set my eyes on you. You have been more than faithful. Daily you have satisfied the desires of my heart. I give you thanks because you are good. Amen.

Your Turn: Are you content with the goodness God has shown to you?