I can’t get no-oo, satisfaction, and I try, and I try, and I try, and I try…. I CAN’T GET NO, …..
The Rolling Stones, we all sang along…
We never found Satisfaction. We are still seeking, hoping, and wondering, if it can be found.
So many of us, are not satisfied, even today.
We don’t have enough, money, a big enough TV, a nice enough car, or a big enough house, pool, pet, ect…
We all want more. (Please sir, may I have more?) [Oliver].
Whether rich or poor. We are never satisfied.
The Disciples, (when told to feed the 4,000), said: How can we satisfy so many?
The Bible warns us “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.” (Ecclesiastes 1:8)
“The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, the pride of life.” (1 John 2:16)
These are the things of this world, they are the cause, of all sin. We need to look beyond this world.
So many, because of Harvey and this weekend, Irma. Have or will lose everything.
Yet, others I know and love, in the last few weeks, have lost a piece of their hearts, their own flesh and blood.
Unrelated, to the Natural or National Disasters.
I cannot imagine the pain and frustration of any of these loses.
It rains on the just, as it rains on the wicked.
The just have a great advantage. The availability of the Mercy and Grace of God.
The pain is still real, the grief, the lack of understanding, of the whys and wherefores.
The tearing apart of our hearts.
Yet, comfort can be found.
Psalm 116:3-7 (KJV)
“The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.”
There will be rest and peace, after the mourning, the pain will subside, hope will return, “weeping may endure through the night, but joy commeth in the morning. ”
The Lord will comfort and keep you through the darkest hours. The light of day shall awaken you, to His love and grace.
Lord, I pray for those who have lost, all but hope, the last few weeks.
Only You, Lord, are able to comfort and restore, that which they have lost.
Whether it is in this physical world or in the spiritual.
You alone, Oh Lord, are our hope and future. Help us, as we call on Your Name.
Let those who trust on You, fear not, and only believe. Amen