Finding our satisfaction in Christ
God wants us to know fulfilment and satisfaction in life. The Scriptures teach us that we can only know true satisfaction, or blessing, when our hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psa 84:5. This pilgrimage is our daily walk on pathway of salvation that Jesus pioneered for us through His offering journey from the garden of Gethsemane to the cross. Heb 5:8.
As we journey this way with Christ, we are being delivered from the delusion that enduring satisfaction can be found through the attainment of what we perceive to be good for us, and our avoidance of pain and distress. This is a lie fostered by Satan. Living this way results only in fleeting pleasure, punctuated by feelings of inadequacy, frustration, anxiety, depression and sorrow.
Rather, as sons of God, we obtain life and peace in the fellowship of Christ’s death and resurrection. We pray, ‘As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.’ Psa 17:15. We progressively wake in the likeness of the Son as we are conformed to His death, and are raised in the likeness of His resurrection.