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Psalm 107

The Hungry Soul

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Psalm 107
The Hungry Soul

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Do you know what it feels like to be hungry? Most of us have enough to eat, but even so there are times, after a hard day of work or play, when we may get very hungry. We can’t wait to get home to grab a snack or sit down to dinner. Feeling hungry can be a rather urgent feeling. We need something to eat and we need it right away.

You probably know that feeling. It begins as a little signal your stomach sends to your brain and after a time you may actually hear your stomach grumbling – give me something to eat!

If you go too long without eating you may begin to feel a bit grumpy. Think of the way babies let us know they are hungry. They cry.

There is a different way to be hungry and I think we all feel it. It is a hunger to know about God. The Bible describes this as “the longing soul” (107:9). Our spirit (our soul) wants to feel a connection to God.

If that kind of hunger does not get satisfied we may feel sad and discouraged, as if no one loves us. The Bible teaches us that God “satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good” (107:9).

In much the same way that we feed ourselves food, we can be filled with God’s goodness when we pray and study the Bible to learn more about God’s love.

We thank God for filling us with his loving kindness.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan