Hungry for God. And homesick for heaven. These are two phrases I caught at church this morning, and they powerfully express the deepest longings of my soul. Longings that nothing but God can satisfy.
It brings to mind the triumphant conclusion of Psalm 73, after the writer has detailed his struggles with the seeming unfairness of the prosperity of the wicked and the futility of his own upright life. Only when he enters God’s presence does he get the right perspective:
Yet I still belong to you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
leading me to a glorious destiny.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever. (Ps 73:23-26 NLT)