We all are yearning for God. The most obvious element in this Psalm is a thirsting and yearning for the Lord. Every other pursuit in life seems like a dry desert when compared to the fulfillment of an intimate relationship with God.
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Our souls and spirits will never experience satisfaction until we discover the joy of devotion to the only One who can fill our emptiness (v. 5). David’s passion even had a physical element to it: “my flesh yearns for You” (v. 1). At times, those who have a particularly close connection with the Lord experience an aching for more of Him.