“Inside the heart of man is a God-shaped vacuum. And man will never be truly happy until man fills that vacuum with God” – Blaise Pascal
SATISFACTION; this is what the world tries to offer. Strategies are formed, promotions are plugged in and creative teams are hired. All with the purpose of convincing people that they can give to them the satisfaction they desire. Truly enough however, these people do give us some semblance of satisfaction. This however is short-lived!
The Bible says a lot of things about contentment. It challenges us to be content in “whatsoever state we are in”. It further encourages us to “be thankful” in everything and at all times. In all this, we find at least two facts. The first is that true satisfaction can only come from God and with God. Many people throughout history have found such peace and satisfaction and since then have never been the same. They have understood that no amount of earthly thing or experience can fill the void of God. The second fact is where many Christian’s make their biggest mistake. These people discover that they have found their satisfaction in Christ and yet lead on with their lives trying to fill daily personal, emotional and material fulfillment with earthly things. Admittedly, this world does really offer a lot of nice things. The problem is that things and experience will never give lasting results. The truth is that God at times allows us to never be fully satisfied here on earth. Rather, he allows us to experience shortages, trials, unfulfilled dreams, disappointments and even sicknesses. When we go through things like these, we begin to learn to look to Him and to long for that perfect place called heaven. Heaven is a place of being fully satisfied. Heaven is an unimaginable place that man’s very finite mind can never truly comprehend until that one day when it finally finds absolute rest and satisfaction in the midst of it! It is the place of total satisfaction. Man was created for heaven and we will never be fully satisfied ‘til we get there. Have the stormy times got you down? We’re not home yet. Find your shelter in Him.