If your soul feels depleted, make unhurried time with Jesus a priority.
Have you ever found yourself simply standing in front of the refrigerator, not looking for anything specific but wanting to fill a longing? At other times, our craving involves something other than food, such as a career, possessions, or relationships. Our souls are continually trying to find satisfaction, but nothing in this world will fill the void.
Since we were created for relationship with God, He placed deep within us a yearning for Him. Though we may not recognize it as such, everyone knows this feeling of dissatisfaction and whenever we attempt to find fulfillment with worldly substitutes, disappointment and disillusionment are bound to follow.
We can choose to fill our empty souls from one of two menus. Satan’s is long and full of enticing options that seem to promise fulfillment and pleasure, perhaps by means of riches, renown, or acceptance. His choices look as if they will bring contentment, but it’s pure deception. God’s menu, on the other hand, is quite small—it offers just one option: Jesus. He is the only one who can truly fill the void.
Have you found the satisfaction you seek, or is there always a vague sense of discontent in your soul? When you spend focused, unhurried time with Jesus, He will satisfy you as nothing else can.
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