Starting the day off with a sip of hot coffee. A cool beer after a long, hot day in the yard. Relaxing on the couch after a hard day. Seeing my kids succeed. These fleeting moments of satisfaction are just that, fleeting. How often do I feel them? Not very often. I get a glimpse at the end of one project then feel swamped by the list of unfinished tasks. There is only one who can and will satisfy, God.
Satisfy me in the morning with your unfailing love, that I may sing for joy and be glad all my days. Psalm 90:14
I pray this prayer with my children almost every morning. God sets the tone for my day. I fall back into being satisfied only when things go my way or get accomplished, but he reminds me that I can be satisfied at all times because of his unfailing love.
Unfailing. Not me. Not my never-ending list. Not my children. Not my spouse. Not my health. His unfailing love. It never fails me. It satisfies me to know I am loved. God loves me whether I complete, succeed, fail, or fall. I can sing for joy.