Top 7 Bible Verses About Satisfaction

Top 7 Bible Verses About Satisfaction November 15, 2016

Here are seven Bible verses about satisfaction.

Psalm 107:9 “For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”

There are fewer things that I can think of that are more satisfying than resting in the salvation of the Lord. He is the God Who brings true satisfaction for the longing soul, and for those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, He will fill someday (Matt 5:6). Life today may not be totally satisfying, however we know that God will satisfy the longing soul who hungers for good things, and above all, the good things from God.

Isaiah 58:11 “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

This verse from Isaiah the Prophet reminds me of Psalm 1 where is says for those who “delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” that they shall be “like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:3). What both the psalmist and Isaiah are saying is that only God satisfies in a dry, spiritual wasteland that this world is, and that this satisfaction is like “waters [that] do not fail.”

Jeremiah 31:25 “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

How many times I have I heard people say that they are growing wearing in doing good things for God, but the Word of God admonishes us to “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Gal 6:9). If we give up, we’ll simply stop doing what God commands us to do (Matt 28:19-20; Matt 25:34-40; James 1:27) and do nothing for Him. Instead, if we are weary in doing good, remember that God alone satisfies “the weary soul” and He will replenish “every languishing soul.”

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Psalm 91:16 “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Whoever has trusted in Christ will most certainly be satisfied with long life, and what is longer than enteral life? For those who trust in Him, God says He will “show him [or her] my salvation,” and God shows His salvation in the Word of God in such places where Christ says, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). In other words, death cannot hold the children of God because the Spirit of God has quickened them and brought them eternal life through faith in Christ.

Isaiah 55:2 “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”

We spend money on things that the Bible says will all burn up someday, so why spend money on things that don’t satisfy and work or labor on things that are temporary? If we diligently listen to God, we can “eat what is good, and delight [ourselves] in rich food,” like the Bread of Life, where Jesus said, “whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

Mark 15:15 “So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.”

Pontius Pilate was a pragmatist. In other words, he did what was convenient to satisfy the Jew’s anger over Jesus and was less concerned about doing what was right. Pilate himself said, “I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him” (John 19:4). Even though Pilate had the authority to release Jesus, he caved into pressure from the Jews. The Jews had their satisfaction in having Jesus murdered, but in reality, God says, “he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand” (Isaiah 53:10).

Psalm 132:15 “I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.”

When the kingdom of God is established in fullness here on earth, God will at that time, “abundantly bless her provisions” but will also “satisfy her poor with bread” (Isaiah 53:10). Today, there are many who are hungry and homeless, and they are less than satisfied, but those who have trusted in Christ, someday (soon?), He will bless them with abundance and provide bread without end. For the children of God, they will never hunger and thirst again when the kingdom is consummated here on earth.


There is no satisfaction in this world outside of saving faith in Christ. We cannot know true satisfaction because the things of this world are only temporary, and they can only bring temporary or fleeting satisfaction, “But those who wait on the Lord. Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31), and they shall forever be satisfied in life, in eternity, and in the Lord our God, Jesus Christ.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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