There is no lasting earthly satisfaction. Marriage, family, money, fame, enlightenment, travel, athletics, academic achievement – nothing completes our joy. Any satisfaction we gain in our quest fades and becomes a vague memory, if it can be remembered at all.
Oh, to be sure, there are happy moments when we experience pure delight. But those moments are fleeting, and we can never go back in time to relive them and recapture the sensation.
Why then we keep seeking for something to satisfy us? Simply put, it’s because we have to. Whether we realize it or not, our souls are thirsting for God. Every desire, every aspiration, every longing of our nature is nothing less than a yearning for God. We were born for His love and we cannot live without it. He is the happiness for which we have been searching all our lives. Everything that we desire is found in Him – and infinitely more.
And so, when you find yourself restless and thirsting for something more in life, respond to Jesus’ invitation. “Come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). Go to Him, drink freely of His grace and forgiveness, and experience true joy. – David Roper
All that I want is in Jesus;
He satisfies with the joy He supplies;
Life would be worthless without Him,
All things in Jesus I find. – Loes
Happiness depends on happenings, but joy depends on Jesus!
- September 18, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread