Youth

What are you longing for?

   Most people know the feeling of longing. It’s like an eager hopefulness. Like one person I know in particular (me), who longs for sushi. Or others, who really want chocolate or pizza. Now all these things are nice, but I’m not talking about that longing.

    Of course, we do see it every day, like craving foods. That longing, empty feeling inside we all experience at one point. Where life seemed not fulfilled! It can be frustrating but there is an answer. There is a spot in each of our hearts that is empty.

    So empty, it’s uncomfortable. So, like any logical person we try to fill it up. We fill it up with what we are comfortable with. We fill it with loved ones, money, objects, our image  and many other idols. They seemed wonderful at first but  there is something unsatisfactory to this situation.

    We-still-feel-empty! So we try other things until it seems to become chaotic and happiness in all can’t be found. Life becomes almost hopeless. Even after playing video games you still feel this uneasiness as if there is something missing. That is unless you have Jesus.

    In Psalms chapter 103, verses 4 and 5 it says, “Who [God] redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Who satisfies your desires with good things.”  So, we can trust God to fill the emptiness that we feel. If we look to him, and ask him he will show us his love for us. What he is doing in our lives, we can be so thankful we have such a wonderful God!

      In Psalm 107, verse 9 says, “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” So we can trust in God, to fulfill us!

                     Submitted by Emily Broderick