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Living with Longings

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What are you longing for? A longing is something you want, desire, and crave consistently. It usually refers to something you ache for in your heart. It represents a need or perceived need in your life.

Most folks have longings. It’s part of being human. No one ever has everything they want in life.

Actually, longings are good for us. They make us think about what’s really important in life. They develop perseverance in us. They help develop the discipline we need to live faithfully, in the face of disappointments and emotional pain.

The greatest potential benefit of longings is allowing them to lead us to God. David, the psalm writer, learned this lesson. Look at what he wrote in Psalm 38:9 (NIV) “All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.” The Passion Translation reads this way, “Lord, you know all my desires and deepest longings. My tears are liquid words and you can read them all.”

What are you longing for? What are the unfulfilled desires of your heart? Take them to God. Pour out your inner pain to Him. You’ll find He’s more than enough. He satisfies, and He saves!

Pastor Dale