Give Me Jesus

Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; 7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

How would our lives be different as believers if we consistently walked out the truth of verse three? We are told here that there is nothing in this world that is better than the steadfast, covenental, unconditional love of our God. We may be told this treasure of truth a hundred times, but as we quickly stray to other things that catch our eye, we prove that it is difficult to really believe that there is nothing that outshines Jesus.

We try to find something. From the very beginning of time, we have believed much more easily that God is holding out on us and that surely there is something missing from our lives that we must attain. The only thing missing from life with Jesus is sin. And pain. And heartache.

But God knows how prone to wandering our hearts may be. In fact, Psalm 34, he practically dares us to just try him. So I offer the same dare. I dare you try Him, “taste and see.”

Do you believe that the love of Christ is better than anything this life has to offer? Are you willing to sacrifice the contentment, happiness, love, approval, worth, acceptance, friendship for just Jesus?

The greatest blessing of walking with Jesus is that, when we trust him, we don’t “sacrifice” those things to him; he willingly blesses us in return!

Can you sing this song as a sincere prayer to God?

2 thoughts on “Give Me Jesus

  1. For so long I have allowed other things to become my focus and take my eyes off Jesus. God has shown me that my problem has been unbelief and idolatry. Unbelief in that I truly did not think Jesus could fully satisfy me and idolotry in that I have made other things, others opinions of me, relationships etc., the god of my life. And all to my destruction and misery. Reminds me of the verse that says, “For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters and have hewn out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water”. However, I have been crying out to Him, like the boy’s father in the new testament who cried out, “help my unbelief!” And God has been faithful. I really do want to taste and see that He is good. His word is true and His love and presence have been my reward and my portion. I want to love Him so much more than I do and THAT has been my prayer everyday.

    • Libby,

      Thank you so much for your humble honesty! The cry of “help my unbelief” has become the one most repeated in my heart recently. The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know and the more I trust the more I realize I don’t trust Him nearly enough.

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