The Quest For Contentment

Throughout my last 17 years as a pastor’s wife, I have seen many things that have saddened me and broken my heart. Aside from the tragedies…one of the things that saddens me the most is watching the futile attempts to bring happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment of the emptiness to one’s life. I have heard so many times, when I get this job and raise, when I have a boyfriend, when I get this car, when this pain goes away, when I have a baby, when I move…then I will be happy. I have observed the same people go through the cycle over and over again……just simply changing the goal. Happiness seems elusive! It has been made so clear to me that the only way to achieve this desired happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment is in God. He is the only one who can fill our emptiness…..anything else is fleeting and futile! Pray you find your happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment in our Heavenly Father…today and always!

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! Psalms 63:1, 3


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