My soul breaks with longing
For Your judgments at all times.
The longing of the soul can never over-reach its object. Charles Bridges.
We all remember the pain of being separated from a loved one at some point in our life; be it a parent, child or spouse. If the separation is temporary, the eventual reunion is sweet and joyful. But death may be the cause of separation as is the case with my dear mum who was promoted to Glory some years ago; the heartbreak is continuous. In such circumstances heartbreak is a crucial part of a life process; the proof of a deep love shared and the motivation to dwell on the loveliness of a life shared now and in eternity. This is the heartbreak that the psalmist speaks of in our verse on this Lord’s Day.
What we are talking of here is not the prayers and seeking of God by the believer, but the condition of the heart that prays and seeks. In life we can discern between those who simply meet us and those who earnestly dwell in our presence; whose heart is invested with ours. David sought Almighty God and His Word with a depth of love that strained his heart and very being; it is in such that Heaven’s blessings are surely granted.
Dear reader, how intense and deep is your longing for your Father God? C.H. Spurgeon said “our desire after the mind of God should be constant. We should feel holy longings at all times.” Our life should be in a continual process of deep seeking the heart of our Fsther God and His Son our Saviour, rather than a dutiful meeting. Is your heart breaking to know God more intimately today?
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