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.

 

Dottie

………………and so I ride

“My emptiness was filling me up”

HeartSunset.text_-300x265 That seems to be a complete catch 22 statement.

We mistake the feeling of emptiness as unhappiness, depression, emotional pain, incompleteness, despair or probably a lot of other things.

The thing about it is ……empty is empty. If we let it, emptiness can fill us to the point of agony. It is at that point that we try to fill that emptiness. It is a hole, it is a deficiency and it is crying to be filled, so we do.

Off we go on a journey to fill the void that is leaving us wanting something more. Food, work, frugs, alcohol, meddling, gossiping, clothes, the list is endless. The more we try to fill the emptiness the more it takes. No matter how much we do or how much we get, it is never enough to fill the emptiness.

It doesn’t take long to discover that the void we are trying to fill is a bottomless pit. It is a void that is very much like quicksand.

There is nothing that we can provide as humans that will fill that void. We look to earthly means of filling the void, instead of Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can look into our hearts and show us that He is the one and only thing that can effectively fill our deep emptiness.

I think that God made the emptiness in our hearts with for a specific reason, to be filled by Him and Him alone. Let the Lord our God lead you back to the only thing that can quench the thirst in your soul, let Him lead you back to the only thing that can fill the emptiness in your heart.

Fill me with Your promises and the power of Your love Father for that is the only cure that will last eternally.

Mother Teresa said it so well. “It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence”.

Dottie……………………..and so I ride.