At the end of the day, what really matters? No, like what really, reaaaally matters?
It’s so interesting how most of the things we concern ourselves with are not worth it. They don’t last. Even the solutions don’t last as long as we may think they would (as we desire them so hungrily).
Let’s get real. What one thing in your life hasn’t ever changed? What one thing have you asked for and then you just not had to ever wish for or desire anything else? You had that extreeeemely important thing that you needed and you’re “good” for life?
Sometimes even in the midst of plenty we think “Oh if only I could have this one thing; just this, I’ll be satisfied and happy in life”; and then we get it.
For a while we are good – on a euphoric high of satisfaction. Then in just the blink of an eye we are back to the wishing well. Going at it again and again and again.
What pitiful beings we would be if we let those things run our lives, define our joy, our mood and our decisions.
I have come to realize that there is not a single thing on this earth that I could put a finger on and say “This. Now this right here has stayed the same.”
Not even myself.
Oh but one thing…
One glorious thing…
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
“I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”
We will keep being sad and disappointed if we trust in the wrong things and in the wrong people.
Many a time I have come to realize that, that wrong person could be myself. I have let myself down more than anyone else has and if you think about it, you probably have too.
But isn’t it wonderful that we don’t have to deal with that? With the vicious cycle of fleeting desire and disappointment? Not if you plant yourself on a foundation that never shakes and never wavers.
God didn’t promise that with him, life would be trouble-free and pain-free. That people would not disappoint and things will always go our way.
Unfortunately that is the distorted message that some churches are sending out, deceiving people for their own personal gains.
What he has promised though is that HE would be here for us. That through our feeble and changing lives his love would be the pillar that we can hold to. That he isn’t going anywhere. If there would be any moving, we would be the ones doing it. But He?
He is the same
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather build my life on the one thing that has been the same from the beginning of the age and would never ever change.
I’m sharing with you this one thing that has been made known to me over the past few days.
It’s very important to me and it’s only right that I tell you too…
That true satisfaction;
The hunger and longing inside of you.
The void that you constantly try to fill and may succeed but for such a short time…
Can only be remedied by the one constant; the universal absolute; the unchanging one…
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF
“…I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
“…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Debbie Amuah. ©April 2019