Among salvation, redemption, healing, and forgiveness, one of the blessings from the Lord we can count on is that He “satisfies [us] with good.” Just as we trust that our diseases will be eradicated and our sins absolved, we can have faith that life with the Lord brings us satisfaction that we could never otherwise find.
Life in the world is full of things that can make us happy, for a while, but is there anything out there that truly sustains satisfaction? How often do the ‘good things’ in our lives become burdensome or turn into idols? Pure satisfaction, true completion, only comes from God. He meets our needs, he ministers to our hearts, he answers our deepest desire for love and acceptance. He satisfies our souls as completely as Jesus’s sacrifice satisfied our debt. From that place of safety and fulfillment, blessings are exponentially sweeter, and even turns the ‘bad things’ we encounter into opportunities for growth and ultimately joy.
David says the Lord “satisfies” us — a continuous experience. As an eagle whose plumage is constantly molting and regrowing, God is endlessly renewing us. Isaiah 40:31 says, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” The satisfaction of the Lord doesn’t get worn out or spent. He offers refreshment, restoring us to the vitality and vigor of spiritual youth, continuously satisfying us with good.