Spiritual Water

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalms 42:1 NIV

We need water for life. 71% of the surface of the earth is covered with water.  Our bodies are made up of 50 to 75% water. Just as we need physical water, we need spiritual water for our souls.

Our verse today beautifully illustrates the intense longing and desire for spiritual connection and intimacy with God. The image of a deer desperately seeking water in a parched land vividly reflects the Psalmist’s yearning for God’s presence. Just as the deer cannot survive without water, we are spiritually parched and incomplete without God.

This verse captures the essence of spiritual thirst and the deep longing for God’s refreshing presence. It speaks to the human experience of longing for something beyond the material world, seeking fulfillment and sustenance in a higher power. It also reflects the recognition that true satisfaction and fulfillment can only be found in God.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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