Proverbs teaches us that there are three things that cannot be satisfied; the grave, the deserts of sand for water, and a fire as it blazes. There’s an insatiable nature to these things that cannot be satisfied. Some say the human heart is also insatiable. The will, the mind, the appetites, the tastes, the inclinations, the weaknesses and the bodily lusts cannot be satisfied. History seems to prove this true. Alexander the Great was not satisfied, even when he had completely subdued the nations. He wept because there were no more worlds to conquer, and he died at an early age in a state of debauchery. Hannibal, who filled three bushels with the gold rings taken from the knights he had slaughtered, committed suicide by swallowing poison. Julius Caesar, ‘staining his garments in the blood of one million of his foes,’ conquered 800 cities, only to be stabbed by his best friends at the scene of his greatest triumph. Napoleon, the feared conqueror, after being the scourge of Europe, spent his last years in banishment. Six weeks before he died, a reporter asked Elvis Presley, “Elvis, when you first started playing music, you said you wanted to be rich, famous and happy. Are you happy?” “I’m lonely as hell,” he replied.

David, however, says in Psalm 36 that there are some very satisfied people in the world. Verses 8 and 9 tell us that those walking with God, “feast on the abundance of (his) house, and He gives them drink from the river of His delights.” We will encounter it again in Psalm 107. It says, “For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

Clara Williams wrote a hymn simply title, “Satisfied.” It goes like this:

All my life long I had panted for a draught, from some clear spring, that I hoped would quench the burning of the thirst I felt within.
Feeding on the husks around me, till my strength was almost gone, longed my soul for something better, only still to hunger on.
Poor I was, and sought for riches, something that would satisfy, but the dust I gathered round me only mocked my soul’s sad cry.
Well of water, ever springing, bread of life so rich and free, untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me.
Chorus: Hallelujah! I have found Him whom my soul so long has craved! Jesus satisfies my longings—Thru His blood I now am saved.

Jesus said, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink.” (John 7:37)

“I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.” (Psalm 34:1-2)