Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

Hungry Yet?

December 16, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. —Luke 1:53

Mary revealed her heart’s true hunger in how she responded to the angel Gabriel’s message. “See,” she said, “I am the Lord’s servant . . . May it happen to me as you have said” (Luke 1:38). To be God’s “servant” (or as the King James Version says, His “handmaid”) represented in her time the lowest form of hired indenture. A handmaid existed to serve her master. Mary’s reason for living, she was saying, was found in doing whatever would please the Lord.

No, the demands themselves may not have been in line with what she most wanted. But she believed the fulfillment He promised would prove far more satisfying than whatever she could obtain or protect by insisting on her way.

How many blessings do we miss because we try holding on to our lives, our reputations, our rights, our time, our comfort? Those things aren’t what we most need. What we truly need are the “good things” He gives to all who are hungry. Hungry for only one thing—for Him.

Make it Personal

What are you truly hungry for right now? Ask God to satisfy your desires with Him.