Naturally we all have restless longings, great desires that go out beyond the present attainable.
There are always the weary who needs rest, the sorrowful who needs consolation “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” (II.Cor.1:5).
Our soul has its appetites, its hungers and its thirst “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Mt.5:6).
Sin and sorrow have deepened our need “ Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Ps.51:5)
The Jews in their calamities were a type of mankind in its sin and weariness “Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.” (Deut.9:24).
No earthly satisfaction will meet our spiritual wants. Food for the body cannot satisfy our soul “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Mt.4:5).
We are not to live by bread alone, our life is more than meat “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Rom.14:17).
We are too large for the world and its gifts, its rich and abundant, as they may be.
In the height of prosperity and worldly goods we often experience restlessness and discontent, thank God for these feelings “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (II.Cor.8:9).
They are indication of a want for a heavenly birth and a heavenly home, it is a suggest of a desire for immortality “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better” (Phil.1:21,23).
God offers us full satisfaction. God gives all we need “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil.4:19).
God does not keep his children on half-rations. He has rich stores, and he offers freely “ Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” (Isa.55:1,2).
From our broken cisterns, Let us turn to his ever-flowing fountains “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” (Jer.2:13).
What God gives is of the kind we need, true light, not mocking speculations; Divine consolation and hope and peace, not barren teachings, but full and free forgiveness “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (Eph.1:7).
What God does he does perfectly. He does not call us to a bare salvation, but to a full satisfaction, meeting the peculiar and deep wants of the the soul with the special satisfaction they need, and bestowing this to satiation, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Gal.5:22,23).
The full enjoyment of Divine satisfaction belongs to the future. Much may be enjoy now “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” (Eph.2:6).
Large faith would open at once more abundant store. Remember, God’s hand is not shortened.
It is we who limit our own enjoyment of his grace by unbelief and sinfulness. “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” (Heb.3:12).
Still there can be no perfect satisfaction in this imperfect world.
Heaven will be totally different from earth in the fact that here we are always reaching to the beyond; there for the first time all our needs will be satisfied.
In the hope of such a condition, we should be patience and faithful, following the way of the cross which will leads us to the home of rest hereafter “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (I.Pt.1:4,5).