Satisfied – A Poem

Mick Jagger sang “I can’t get no satisfaction.” What a sad way to live, but many people do live like that. Some people, no matter how much they have, are never satisfied and always strive for more. I much prefer Johnny Cash’s “A Satisfied Mind,”  knowing that “I am richer by far with a satisfied mind.”

A satisfied mind comes from being thankful for the blessings of God. When we realize that we have all that we need to live, and appreciate what we have been given, we will have a satisfied mind. And when we appreciate the gift of salvation that Jesus offers, we will enjoy a satisfied mind eternally.


Salvation is enough for me
Abundant joy a bonus
Treated like a daughter
Invited by the King to be
Safe from the stress and fuss
For He says, “I bought her”
Immanuel is mine, you see
Ever a love I long to discuss
Divine peace I truly prefer

I’m not sure I’m completely satisfied with this poem, but I am deeply satisfied with my Savior and His love. Satisfaction has long been a desire of mankind. Even Solomon, who had riches greater than any king, asked the Lord for satisfaction in Proverbs. He asked for just what he needed and for the peace for that to be just enough.

“Two things I ask of you, LORD;
   do not refuse me before I die: 
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
   give me neither poverty nor riches,
   but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
   and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
   and so dishonor the name of my God.”
Proverbs 30:7-9 (NIV).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


14 Responses

  1. “I can’t get no satisfaction” makes me think of the criminals who deserve mercy, too, and what their troubled lives must be like.

    I enjoy observing the growth of Solomon and his wisdom as he ages. At age 48 I care less about my material treasures and value the true blessings that have come from God. A life of darkness and adversity sure got my priorities straight. And I’m grateful that He saw fit to make me His own. I praise Him! : )

    • Linda, People like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan also come to mind. They might have a lot of money and act like they are happy with their partying lifestyle, but they really have no satisfaction in life.

      I, too, used to seek happiness from material treasures, but although I still have nice things they aren’t as important to me any more. I’m much more concerned about having peace found only in Christ. Took me many years of major depression first to get there, but I’m grateful He saw fit to make me His own, too! 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. Hello Linda
    I’m here from my friend Ann,our blogs seem to be similar .Expressing our love for our Heavenly Father while learning and leaning on him.”A satisfied mind comes from being thankful for the blessings of God”. I totally love this line Linda,for if we would concentrate on what God has done for us instead of what we seem to be liking then surely we’d enjoy that blessed peace he promised. God knew we needed more help that’s why he sent the Holy Spirit and what a great comforter he is “Hallelujah”! I enjoyed my visit and will be back.
    Love you sister 😀 😀

    • Pat, So nice to have you come visit! Any friend of Ann’s (and Jesus’) is a friend of mine. I agree about the help He gives us through the Holy Spirit. I would be lost without that. Earlier this year (I think it was the first week in January) I wrote a post about giving the Holy Spirit credit for all He does, and I’ve been trying to do that in my blog. I look forward to checking out your blog, too. I always love finding another great Christian blog. Peace, Linda

  3. Thank you, Linda

    Today I met with friends and we talked about the goodness of God in our lives and how wonderfully He orchestrated the events in our lives to take us to this point. I have to say I have been through the fire and the flood and He never once let go of me. His blood cleansed me and His mercy kept me … I am fully satisfied!

    Thanks to Him, I am a daughter of the King. Yes, He bought me… and the peace I feel from His love is more than I can say! The Joy that bubbles over in me comes from knowing that He took my broken pieces and made me beautiful. ` I will praise Him for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…` I am truly satisfied!

    Bless you for writing this, Linda.

    • Ann, It sounds like you had a wonderful day! And then you came and shared it with me. 🙂 Thank you. What a wonderful comment. I love how you took each portion of my poem and incorporated it into what you wrote. It made me smile. Peace, Linda

  4. You are so right, Linda! I loved the poem and found it very satisfying! 🙂 I think Jesus did too! Thank you for my thankful Thursday resting place, my time to renew and refocus on Him. You are such a blessing Linda. I’m so glad there is a you!

    • April, Thank you for such a kind and encouraging comment. I really wasn’t sure about this one, so I am glad someone liked it. I find that if I just keep the focus on Him it all comes out good. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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