With so many things, people and opportunity in the world, it’s hard to understand why we feel alone and incomplete and empty at times. Throughout my life, I have walked through some dark seasons, felt incomplete or like something was wrong with me. I longed for acceptance and love, but deeper than that, just reassurance that I was enough. . .
Have you ever read something that speaks so deeply to your soul that you hang on every word. This morning I read the following and it really spoke to me and I felt like sharing.
“I never meant for you to be self-sufficient. Instead, I designed you to need me not only for daily bread but also for fulfillment of deep yearnings. I carefully crafted your longings and feelings of incompleteness, to point you to Me… Beware of trying to pacify those longings with lesser gods: people, possessions, power.”
I feel so ashamed of this. I have searched for fulfillment of these needs through objects and running. I was temporarily pacifying these desires only to be left feeling lonely and searching for more. I have felt weak, broken, and as if it were up to me to fix myself. This message was a beautiful reminder that we were created with a need that only one person can fulfill. He knows the deepest desires and longings of our heart and is waiting for us to cry out to Him.
Rejoice in your needs knowing He will make you complete. Linger in His presence today. Accept His peace with gratefulness as you begin the day ahead.
Is it really as simple as that?? I think so, or at least it should be.