“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.”[Psalms 42:1 ESV]
To thirst is have a strong desire for something. It’s actually a natural thing, how we were created in the first place.
For the deer it was water. Without a flowing stream it would die so it thirsts for water.
It is the same for us, we thirst for water or we will eventually die but the parallel drawn here in the Psalm is that in the same way a deer would just naturally thirst for a stream, we naturally thirst for God.
In simple terms ~ that we would want all that God has for us knowing it’s the only way out soul is truly filled.
Those who hunger and thirst…..will be filled (Matthew 5).
Other things may satisfy for a moment but only God can satisfy completely.
It’s very hot and humid at the moment where I live. You wake up in the night feeling uncomfortable from the heat and needing a drink. A sip of water makes all the difference.
Let’s do the same for our souls and drink of the life-giving water so we remain refreshed and full of life, don’t stay thirsty, God has an abundant supply for us all to receive from.
Let’s thirst and be filled.