God created us with needs. From the moment we are born we cry
out for food and comfort. Much of what we do in life relates
directly or indirectly to getting our needs met. Most of our
relationships involve mutual need fulfillment. It is in the give and
take of relationships that our needs for belonging and love are
satisfied. Yet, no matter how well connected we are it seems our
emotional and spiritual needs are never fully satiated.
Our greatest need is for a relationship with God. Many people try
to satisfy this need with other things, often not even knowing what
it is they truly need. The Bible tells us that we were created for
fellowship with God. The reason we exist is to know God and to
have a relationship with him as our Father. Of course there are
many other worthwhile purposes and pursuits, but nothing can
satisfy the deepest longings of our heart except God himself.
Have you been trying to fill the “God-sized void” within you with
The source of life and all good things is God. Everything we truly
need can be found in or through him. Jesus said, “I am the vine,
you are the branches.” The Spirit of God has been compared to a
spring of living water welling up within us. Take time to plug into
the Source. Our needs may be great, but God is greater.
We all need. We all need God. Ask him to fill you with himself
until your joy overflows.