The Longing and Hungry Soul

In Psalm 107:9, I found this beautiful sentence about God: For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

I spent some time thinking about the difference between a longing soul and a hungry soul. A longing soul feels more profound to me–like a soul with deep, deep need that only God can meet. When we long for something, it feels like a far-off dream. It’s something we know we want, but maybe it’s not something we need to survive. But the word hungry feels more urgent, practical, and needy. I love that God meets both needs: our soul longing and our soul hunger. He knows everything we need, both practically and existentially.

 

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