You cannot fill your emptiness with more emptiness.
We become aware of the emptiness at different times in different ways. You learn to live with it and eventually it becomes a part of you. It can become familiar like your favorite house robe. However, no matter how you try to convince yourself otherwise, there is nothing comforting or inviting about emptiness.
The numbing nature of emptiness is compounded when we try to fill the void with more meaningless emptiness. Alcohol, drugs, shopping, food, friends, possessions, try as we might; nothing fills the void for long.
You end up so completely aware of the void it becomes a physical ache that feeds upon itself. It will tear you apart and sow a vagueness that you simply disappear into.
It does not matter how many people are around you and how connected you are to your surroundings and life, because you feel abandoned and distant. It feels as if there is a total and complete absence of “you”.
God has put a longing in our heart that can, if we let it, lead us to Him. He offers the things that we search for every day and never seem to find. His love, acceptance and approval can fill that void so full that there is no need to keep on searching in vain. Until we accept the treasures He offers, we will never succeed in filling that void.
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Jeremiah 2:13
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1
Brothers and sisters let God repair your broken and leaking cistern and fill it with water from the well that will never run dry. Your thirst is a deep longing for something meaningful to fill the emptiness.
Fill your empty place with God, He is the only source able to once and for all fill that void. He will satisfy so deeply and completely that you will never thirst again.
………………and so I ride