I wonder what my life would look like if I craved Jesus as much as I crave sugar – or even more.
How much more would my desire be for Him?
How much more effort would I make to know Him?
How much more of each day would be focused on Him?
I’d crave Him after every dinner, when the meal doesn’t feel complete without something sweet.
I’d crave Him late at night, when midnight munchies hit.
I’d crave Him at 3 pm, when nothing sounds better than a chocolate chip cookie.
I’d crave Him when I wake, when Fruity Pebbles or a Poptart sound good for breakfast.
I’d crave Him when I watch a movie, when candy and slushie are close at hand.
I’d crave Him when I haven’t eaten in four hours, and it feels like forty.
I’d crave Him after an afternoon of swimming, when a Little Debbie hits the spot.
I’d crave Him on cold winter nights, when a hot cocoa sounds heavenly.
I’d crave Him when I gather with friends, when munching on junk food is always fun.
I’d crave Him when I play a game, when snacking seems like the natural thing to do.
I’d crave Him at the grocery store, when the shelves are stocked with seasonal treats.
I’d crave Him after a long day, when my energy is zapped and I need a rush.
I’d crave Him when I’m having an afternoon slump and want a pick-me-up.
I’d crave Him when I’m lonely and want some companionship.
I’d crave Him when I’m sad and need comfort.
I’d crave Him when I’m hungry,
I’d crave Him when nothing else satisfies.
Because…truly…nothing else does.
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group