Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Satisfied In You

tumblr_m6yipgVYiV1qcdhjeo1_500 Sadly, I find my heart quickly drifts from simply being satisfied in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Justin Taylor reminded me the other day of one of my favorite songs that pushes me in the direction of renewed contentment: Brian Eichelberger’s “Satisfied in You” based on Psalm 42 and John Piper’s sermon on “Spiritual Depression in the Psalms":

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I have lost my appetite And a flood is welling up behind my eyes So I eat the tears I cry And if that were not enough They know just the words to cut and tear and prod When they ask me, “Where’s your God?”

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? I can remember when you showed your face to me

As a deer pants for water, so my soul thirsts for you And when I survey your glory, you so faithfully renew Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh I am satisfied in you

When I’m staring at the ground It’s an inbred feedback loop that drags me down So it’s time to lift my brow And remember better days When I loved to worship you and all your ways With the sweetest songs of praise

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? I can remember when you showed your grace to me

As a deer pants for water, so my soul thirsts for you And when I survey your splendor, you so faithfully renew Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh I am satisfied in you

Let my sights give way to songs that sing about your faithfulness Let my pain reveal your glory as my only real rest Let my losses show me all I truly have is you Cause all I truly have is you

So when I’m drowning out at sea And your breakers and your waves crash down on me I’ll recall your safety scheme You’re the one who made the waves And your Son went out to suffer in my place And to tell me that I’m safe

So why am I downcast? Why so disturbed? I am satisfied in You. I am satisfied in You. I am satisfied in You.

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