"As the deer pants for the water so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with Him."
This was king David's longing! Is yours and mine the same? Wealth, popularity, positions and fame are some common cravings of today. These insatiable thirsts drive some to do dishonorable things, resulting in distress and depression. Their actual thirst is for peace and joy. Only God can satisfy it, because He placed that desire.
David compares the desire for God to the thirst of a deer for the vital water in the dry desert. They run seeking for water, panting in the scorching sun. Mirages often deceive them. Yet they go on till they come to a real spring of water. This is how our soul should be seeking for God. He is our "spring of living water". Only He can give us the lasting peace and joy we are seeking in this world.
Have you met Him? "Seek and you shall find"...