Not everyone knows what they are searching for. Most people seem to have an “emptiness” that they can’t fill. Search as they do and try as many different things as they can, travel to far distant places and ask one person after another for help, the emptiness lingers on and there seems to be no solution.
We all have this “built-in-thirst” that the world cannot quench. It begins at birth and for many, it is still there at death. It comes from our Creator and was placed in us by Him for a reason. He put his “built-in-unquenchable-thirst” within us to cause us to seek Him with all of our heart.
But most people do not understand what they are looking for or why. All they know is “it” is not there: that life is empty and meaningless and purposeless. There is a feeling deep inside that there is more to life than what they have discovered. So, the search is on.
When a person begins this search, it grows until the emptiness, hopefully, is filled and the “right” thing found. A certain king describes his search like this: “I spread out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land!”
And God made this promise to the searcher: “When you seek Me, you will find Me if you search for Me with all your heart.”
God will fill every longing in every heart if we turn to Him in faith believing. And when we find Him, we are obligated to Him to help others fill their needs with Him.
Prayer: Father, You have created us for Yourself, and our hearts will be restless until we open them to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 143:6 I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.