If you’ve heard the popular song “In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend you are familiar with the theme that Christ alone is all we need. He alone is the answer to every question or cry. We can find our hope, strength, peace, comfort, salvation, and victory in Him.
So why do we try to find it in other places? We look for hope in the arms of imperfect people just like us. We look for strength in self-help books and the gym. We look for peace and security in money and things. We look for comfort by self-medicating with all kinds of substances and situations. We look for salvation within our own power. We look for victory at any cost. Can we find true hope, strength, peace, comfort, salvation, or victory anywhere apart from Christ?
All people crave three things: love, acceptance, and security. All of our pursuits and cravings center around these three things. Only in Christ alone can these longings and cravings of our souls be satisfied.
“You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16
“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.” Isaiah 55:2
“The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11
“For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:9
“My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times.” Psalm 119:20
“Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!” Psalm 90:14