Do you feel that sense of emptiness?
December 11, 2009 3:00am CST
Well, well. Only Jesus Christ can fill that emptiness. Hope the message helps. Tennis star Boris Becker was at the very top of the tennis world, yet he was on the brink of suicide. He said, "I had won Wimblendon twice before, one as the youngest player. I was rich. I had all the material possessions I needed. It's the old song of movie stars and pop stars who commit suicide. They have everything, and yet they are so unhappy. I had no inner peace. I was a puppet on a string."Becker is not the only one to feel that sense of emptiness. The echoes of a hollow lide pervaded our culture. One doesn't have to read many contemporary biographies to find the same frustrations and disappointment. Jack Higgens, author of such successful novels as the Eagle Has Landed, was asked what he would like to have know as a boy. His answer: "That when you get to the top, there's nothing there."What's missing? When a person has so much and is still bitterly dissatisfied even suicidal. Whats not there? A relationship with God. The creator made us with a need for meaning and purpose and hope that only He can satisfy. He meets this need when we enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Trusting Jesus as Savior is the only way fro anyone, successful or not, to find what's the missing. We search for peace, although aware that worldly roads lead to despair; But if by faith to Christ we turn, God's grace and truth we'll soon discern. Only God can fill the emptiness of the Human Heart.
11 Dec 09
Exactly, a spiritual connection is the need of every human soul, notwithstanding the religious and cultural barricades. Materialistic pleasures are ephemeral, superficial and transient, there has to be something deeply satiating that can nurture our being and keeps that space, that void within filled. And that's how people turn to spirituality. They want their hollowness to vanish and their souls to sing in ecstasy. They shed all their luxuries and go somewhere Tibet or India in search of a guru seeking enlightenment. But I don't think that is imperative you can develop both your professional and spiritual lives side-by-side. They can coexist. An half an hour of quietude amid nature, 15 minutes of Pranayama and Meditation each everyday could do so much to fill that void. I recently extricated myself from my routine and spent an hour a couple of days in a forsaken place. Honestly, for all the while I stood there, my mind enjoyed more peace than it would in a slumber. Why, even a 2-minute gaze at the moonlit sky is so soothing on eyes and the mind - that's what is called the pantheistic connection.
25 Jan 10
Originally, we all spiritually connected to God. But connections now with gap because we have sinned againts God. Daily we always seek pleasures we think it could fill the empty gap we are carrying but all left us empty still. Natures were there to remind us that there's one up there who created them perfectly. And to bring that connection back to God, we have to believe and accept Jesus Christ in our lives. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.
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11 Dec 09
I always felt an emptiness and always felt different from other people and alot of times I had friends but always felt like I never truely had friends and felt like their was connection or bond many times I just wanted to give up on life... I would never be able to find or keep a job cause someone would always try to ruin my happiness and my success in life but I became a stay at home mom and have few headaches.
25 Jan 10
we all indeed different from other people. We sometimes can experience of friends no cares of us even family dears too no concerns of us. All this makes you empty. Thats why all we have to do is to depend on God. Its not other people. Only Him and Him alone can satisfy/fill our emptiness. God bless you Mommy.
11 Dec 09
Hi Wendy. True - so very true. I tried for years to fill that empty void inside of me. I would chase one thing after another, thinking I had found what I was looking for, but disillusioned as it lost its attraction. Then, at 22 years of age, I came to know the Saviour. I have known, loved and served my Father God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, for 51 of my 73 years and have known peace and security in all that time. Of course I have faced problems, but I have never had to face them alone. Jesus is my Saviour, my ever constant Companion; my Guide and Teacher; my Strength and Enabler; my Encourager and Uplifter - my EVERYTHING.
25 Jan 10
Wow! how nice to hear that to now you are still serving God. I should say praise the Lord seeing you at your age in his ministry tasks. Sharing you Psalm 92:14. They will still bear fruit in the old age, they will stay fresh and green.. Thank you for sharing. God bless you more.