Psalm 17:15 Scripture Art

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Does God tell us to be satisfied with Him alone?

I’m guessing that you just zoomed past that question because you already *knew* the Sunday School answer. 

Especially if you read the verse I hand-lettered for you today. {grin}

Scripture art about heart satisfaction: Psalm 17:15.
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But, if you’re anything like me, that question just leads to more questions …

Like how? 


Exactly how does that work? 

How does God satisfy us with His presence?

We want details. We want 7 easy steps!

And what does it mean if we rarely feel satisfied? 

Are we missing something we’re supposed to be doing in order for God to satisfy us? 

What if we’re not thrilled with the life we’ve been given?

And then comes more hard questions like …

We can’t control that emotion, can we?

Why isn’t God satisfying our current longings?

What if we’re not satisfied with the people in our lives?

And this huge question …

Why oh why did God design us with a constant longing anyway?

We could go on, right? (Please tell me I’m not the only one who bombards God with questions!)

Bible study on heart satisfaction: Psalm 17:15

Instead, let’s talk about …

Good news.

All those questions above are just a handful that are answered in the Bible. 

Yes, answered!

The Bible spells it all out for us. 

But for some reason God didn’t put it all on one page. Or even all in one book. He didn’t post it in a blog post of 7 Easy Steps or tweet it in 280 characters.

Instead, God spread the steps to heart satisfaction over the entire Bible. 

God gives us all the answers we’re seeking on this subject, but He obviously wants us to put in a little time, to do a little hunting to find His formula for satisfaction. 

Why do you think that is?

Could the answers mean more if we have to work to find them?

Will the answers stick more effectively (like written on our hearts) if we have to spend extra time searching for them?

Psalm 17:15 Greeting Cards

I recently discovered that God has a LOT to say on the subject of satisfaction, but unfortunately He didn’t give us a quick step by step list. Boy, that would have been nice, huh? 

Well, actually …

Turns out there’s something to be found in the process. 

I know because I just spent the last 7ish months going through that process (more on that below).

The process took me through hills and valleys and sharp curves and eventually brought me to this: I think the key to finding true satisfaction in life is in spending a large amount of time with the Lord in His Word. 

Before I go on, let me remind you that what I think doesn’t matter one iota. 

What does matter is what God thinks. 

That is why I always always always point you to Scripture. 

So what does God think about my conclusion?

Psalm 17:15b (CSB): I will be satisfied with your presence.

Psalm 107:9 (CSB): For he has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.

Matthew 4:4 (ESV): But he [Jesus] answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

John 8:31-32 (ESV): So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Pretty clear, right?

Scripture Art - Psalm 107:9: He has satisfied the thirsty.
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Next time we start to feel unsatisfied, we’ll know what to do: meet with the Lord in His Word! 

And may I suggest that you stay in there – like Jacob did – until He blesses you. 

Genesis 32:26 (ESV): Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

That is one of the many cool things I learned while studying 365+ verses about satisfaction (more on that below).

But that’s not all!

Let me share one more thing I learned – I think you’ll like this one.

There is not a soul on the planet who has not felt dissatisfied at some point. 

In fact, God designed all of us that way on purpose so we’ll keep searching for Him! 

Proverbs 16:26 (CSB): A worker’s appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.

For me, just knowing in advance that we are supposed to feel unsatisfied helps when it comes calling.

Does that help you too?

Having that dissatisfied feeling doesn’t mean I am weaker than anyone else. It’s universal to all of us. 

But what will I let that universal feeling produce in me? 

2 Corinthians 7:11 (NLT): Just see what this godly sorrow produced in you! Such earnestness, such concern to clear yourselves, such indignation, such alarm, such longing to see me, such zeal, and such a readiness to punish wrong. You showed that you have done everything necessary to make things right.

Times will inevitably come when we’ll feel that “godly sorrow” of being dissatisfied about our situation or we’ll feel guilty for gratifying our own desires rather than God’s.

At that moment, we’ll face a choice of what to do with that feeling.

We can let it tear us down OR we can open the Word with earnestness. We can actually use that not-so-great-feeling for good! As the verse above says, use it to make things right.

We can let it remind us to ask God to speak satisfaction into our hearts.

He would love nothing more!

That’s exactly why He designed us with a constant longing.

Bible verse about satisfied with God's presence.

My deep dive into what the Bible says about satisfaction was amazingly life changing.

Heart changing. 

Want to study the verses I found? 

I put them all – 365 verses and questions – into my second Scripture-writing Verse Journal.

(Side note: See our first journal here.)

Scripture Writing Journal - Write Satisfied On My Heart

Just imagine having a keepsake journal at-the-ready when you need it – with all the verses in God’s Word about how to have a satisfied heart!

There will be verses about people who made mistakes as well as people who had victories. We will learn from them all!

I can’t wait to share all these verses with you!

Satisfied heart, here we come!

*My prayer for you is … that this blog will inspire you to open your Bible every single day to seek God’s face and write His Word on your heart – because HE’S the key to lasting heart change!

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