Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat. Revelation 7:16
Hunger and thirst is something that is common with people around the world. There is not a country that does not have some people who go to bed each night with no food to eat or water to drink.
In some areas, there are extreme droughts that cause water to be an extremely rare thing to be able to have. With the drought, also comes a lack of food.
In every nation, there are people who are homeless and unable to get food to eat. Along with no food, they do not have any shelter to protect them from the heat or cold.
Along with the physical hunger, there is a spiritual hunger for more. People want more to this life. They seek to have or do more in order to fill those hungers. The majority turn to sinful ways to seek fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
The person who has turned away from sin and turned to Jesus have been purified from their sin. This changes their hunger and thirst. Now they hunger and thirst for more of God. As they do this, the heat of this world and sin bears down on them. They are homeless, in that they are not in the home God has built for them. The trials and tribulations of this world still torment them.
There will come a day when they will be removed from this world. At that point, there will be no more hunger or thirst, both physically and spiritually. They will be satisfied with physical food and the presence of God for all eternity. God will be their protection and heaven will be their home.
You may or may not be in a position of physical hunger and thirst, but your heart should hunger and thirst for more of God. You should have a desire to have more of God’s presence in your life each day.
During your life on this earth, there will be struggles and temptations. You will go through times of hunger and thirst, wondering where God is. The world will appear to be winning the battle.
Stay strong and true to God. Keep yourself cleansed from all sin by the power of Jesus. One day you will be removed from this world and will no longer hunger or thirst for God.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that your heart will hunger and thirst for more of God; that you will find satisfaction in Jesus; and that you will endure until God removes you from this earth.