No object is as suitable to the heart as [God] is. He is a portion that is exactly suited to the condition of the soul in its desires, needs, wants, longings and prayers. All the soul needs is found in God. There is light to enlighten the soul, wisdom to counsel the soul, power to support the soul, goodness to supply the soul, mercy to pardon the soul, beauty to delight the soul, glory to ravish the soul, and fullness to fill the soul.
Health is not more suitable to a sick man, wealth to a poor man, bread to a hungry man, drink to a thirsty man, clothes to a naked man, balm to a wounded man, ease to a tormented man, and pardon to a condemned man, than this portion is to all the needs of man.
Nothing can satisfy the soul without God. The soul is so high that all the riches of the East Indies, rocks of diamonds, and mountains of gold are unable to fill it, satisfy it, or suit it.
When a man is in prison, and condemned to die, if one should come to him, and tell him that there is such a friend or relation that has left him a very fair estate, this would not please him or cause him joy, because it does not suit his present condition. O but now, let a man bring him his pardon, sealed under his princes’ hand, how will this delight him and cause him to rejoice! The highest good is that which is the most suited to do good to the soul. God is thus the most excellent portion suitable to the soul. (Thomas Brooks, taken from Voices from the Past, edited by Richard Rushing)