“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips” (Psalm 63:5 NKJV).


David wrote of his strong desire to be “satisfied” and “joyful” in the Lord. He sought to bear the fruit of one who knew the “lovingkindness” (v.3) of the Lord. The word “satisfied” speaks of contentment. David lifted his soul up to the Lord, determined to find a deep abiding contentment like one feels after eating a sumptuous meal. Experiencing complete satisfaction in the Lord’s provision, David was determined to direct his mouth to offer “joyful” praise. He knew that when his soul was satisfied in the Lord, his mouth would follow in joyful praise.
Satisfaction and joy… do you bear this fruit of the Spirit today? Or are you filled with unmet desire for something you don’t have? Are you struggling with an appetite for more? When the soul is dissatisfied, when it lacks contentment, the mouth does not offer praise, but complaint. And joy is absent.
Look to the Lord. Ask Him to examine your soul’s desire. Confess where you have shown contempt for His manna provision. Find your complete contentment in His lovingkindness. And joy will find its way to your lips in praise!
PRAYER: Dear Father, even when the world seems turned upside down, we lift our eyes to heaven and You satisfy our souls. When we are dizzy with daily change, we look to You, our unchanging Rock, and find a foundation on which to stand. When storms assail us, we call out to You, the anchor for our souls. We love You, O LORD! We shout with joy knowing that all things are well as we rest in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.