THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

If we search for an antidote to loneliness in drugs and alcohol and sex and encounter groups and psychological experiences, often it only serves to mire us deeper in despair without a remedy.

Through Jesus Christ we can have the most fundamental relationship in life restored. He says,

Behold, I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

Loneliness is often God’s way of letting us know it is time to reach out. Reach out to the cross, and you’ll never be lonely again.

We all aim for our own personal happiness. We try to fill our lives with things that money can buy. We just say, “Boy, if I could just get that new car. Boy, I’ll just be so happy if I could just have that one car.”

Or, “If I could have that new set of fashions, the latest clothes, that’ll make me look good, and I’ll feel good. And if I can look good and feel good, I know I’m going to be happy.” Or, “If I could just have that new TV or the latest stereo … ” And we turn to drugs and alcohol.</p>

Why? Because we’re searching for happiness. We want to have peace in our life. We want to have joy. We’re looking for meaning to life. But something is missing. You don’t have that fulfillment, and you have a vacuum that can only be filled by God Himself.

God will fill the empty place in your heart, when you come to him through faith in Jesus Christ.

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