• Gina Stinson

You Can't Do it Alone


You can’t do it alone.

And unfortunately, you can have great friends, a supportive spouse and a tribe of like-minded Facebook followers cheering you on, and still feel an emptiness.


That void—that feeling that something is missing—that nagging feeling that nothing quite satisfies—that’s the space reserved for the Lord Jesus.


It’s the reason we are consumed with stuff, relationally challenged in the midst of crowds, confused and depressed. We are all looking for something which people and things cannot provide.


Seekers are seeking something. Some of them just don’t know what it is they are looking for.

So how do we find him? How do we find what will satisfy? Let’s look at God's love letter to us:


Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”


Proverbs 8:17 says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me."


Psalm 105:4 says, “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”


These verses tell us to seek the Lord with all our hearts, to love him, depend on him for our strength and to persevere in seeking him all the time.


When I choose to fill the Jesus-void with anything less than seeking the Jesus-answer, I will not be satisfied. I may temporarily feel gratified, but it will be like a carb-loaded meal—quickly unfulfilling!


When we seek him through his word, we can be sure that he will show up. He will satisfy the longings, the loneliness, the frustration, the worry. Stick close to Jesus, he always satisfies.

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