Are you ever surrounded by people that love and care about you and everything seems to be okay in your life? You just feel so great and think that nothing will ever change and then all of a sudden your happy bubble bursts.
I’ve come to realize, and it saddens me that I just understood this, being the fact that I have known God pretty much my whole life. And people have told me this countless times, I knew this, I guess I just didn’t want to accept it. But there is absolutely nothing in this world that will satisfy you or complete you but having a relationship with God.
No relationship here on earth will give you the security that a relationship with God will give. No matter how much you care for that person, or that person cares for you. It will not complete you. Yes, it will bring you a certain amount of happiness and satisfaction, but it will never fill that void.
No friendship will help you rejoice like a friendship with God will.
And yes, it’s easy to let go of the hand of God when everything in your life is going the way you want it to or the way you think it should. But what will you have when all that falls apart? What will bring you joy when what brought you joy is no longer there?
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Matthew 6:19-21
I am guilty of pushing God away the moment that I feel loved by someone because I can physically see them and be with them, but people leave and friendships end.
The Love of God remains the same.
It breaks me to know that I can so easily let go of what brings me the most joy without realizing it until I no longer have it. Because we know that we can always go back to it.
But why don’t we view God’s love the way we view other things? For example, we don’t usually just let go of a job because we need that security, because we know that once we quit, that job might not be waiting for us. Our employer is not going to take us back the moment we say we are sorry and that we want to come back. We don’t end a friendship the moment we find another friend. We think about the consequences and about what we are about to lose. Then why do we act as if though it’s okay to do it to God?
We act like his love isn’t valuable enough to be afraid to lose it. We take every piece of happiness he gives us for granted. We don’t appreciate all the times he takes our broken hearts back, how he gets down on his knees to pick up every piece of you and takes his time to restore your heart and soul back just so the moment we find satisfaction somewhere else, we walk away again.
We give most of our love to the people around us, and whatever is left, we offer it to God. When in reality we should give our whole heart to God and his love will be overflowing through us that we will have enough to share with everyone else.
When we give our hearts to him, he will know who is capable of taking care of it and he will place it in the hands of the right person. We shouldn’t be carrying our hearts in your hands searching for the right person to hand it to. He will take care of it all and in the process we won’t have to worry about it being broken.
So why do we feel so alone sometimes? Well because we don’t have the connection we need with God. We are so happy with what we have that we forget to keep him at the center of our lives. When everything is perfect we turn around and enjoy the “perfect” moment. Our prayers become shorter, our time with God becomes optional and our connection with him becomes weaker.
Now our prayers are broken, don’t seem to reach who they are supposed to reach, but that’s not true. The Lord remains there, he stays there waiting for you to come back. But why should he wait, why can’t we just stay there and stay connected to him?
I encourage you that the next time you feel extremely happy, that you remember to thank God for that. He is the one providing that.
Imagine that God won’t take you back (even though we know he will always accept you), but just imagine, that the moment you walk away from him, he will completely let go of you. How does that feel?
It makes me feel unprotected and vulnerable. I need God, we all need God. Don’t forget that.
You say that I should come to You with everything I need
You’re asking me to thank You even when the pain is deep
You promise that You’ll come and me us on the road ahead
And no matter what the fear says, You give me a reason to be glad
-Find You Here, Ellie Holcomb