There is a deep void in every humans heart – that is screaming to be filled. We are trying to fill it with all sorts of things – just to feel empty again.
Sure, things bring contentment and excitement. Until they don’t anymore, and we are longing for something more. We will run to anything and everything to fill that void.. except to the One who is meant of fill it.
John 4 tells us a story about Jesus and the Samaritan woman. For those who don’t know, Jews and Samaritans did not speak – nor did they associate with one another. Jesus was walking through Samaria, where He was worn out, and sat at the well. This Samaritan woman comes to draw water, and Jesus asked her for a drink. At this point, the Samaritan woman is confused as to why a Jew is speaking to her, for they do not associate. Jesus replies, [v. 10], If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink’, you would ask Him, and He would give you living water”. The Samaritan woman then asks Jesus where He gets this living water.
Jesus responds, in verse 13 and 14, “Jesus said, Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again – ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within for Eternal Life”.
Money, our career, a relationship, luxury items, partying, alcohol, social media, drugs, sex.. the list can go on. We are trying to pull those from the earthly well, trying to fill emptiness. The loneliness. The heartache. The depression. The anxiety. The insecurities. We think they will just be fixed by the things of our well.
But Jesus speaks the opposite.
His Well. When we pull from His Well, we won’t be thirty anymore. He is sufficient. God is enough. He knows our hearts, our desires, and is aware of our emptiness. God knew that our hearts needed to be filled, by what only He can offer, which is why He sent Jesus Christ.
God has sent the Living Water to fill our hearts, and our lives, all while we are trying to fill our hearts and lives, with earthly water.
The story of the Samaritan continues, when Jesus points out the many husbands of the Samaritan woman. He states in verse 18 that she has had 5 husbands, and the one she has now is not her husband. Just like the Samaritan is trying to fill her life and voids with many husbands, we are trying to fill our life and voids with many different other things.. other than Jesus.
And when we do this, we stay empty. We run out again. We are searching for more. We look for the next “best thing”. It is a viscous cycle, that we will never come out of, until we fully surrender our lives to Jesus and realize there is nothing this earth will ever offer that will fill what we’re looking for. We hurt others in the process, along with ourselves. Our souls are tired, they are exhausted, they just want to feel alive.
This does not mean that we will never have our bad days, our moments of depression/anxiety, our insecurity battles, or our moments of heartache. However, when we are in those moments, we turn to JESUS. We turn to the One who can [and promises to!] provide the peace, comfort, reassurance, and love. We turn to the Truth – which sets us free[John 8:32]. Emotions are real, life is raw, and our hearts become heavy at times.
But God.. ❤
We will stay thirsty. If we keep trying to search for things, over and over, to fill our void, we will never stop running. Because nothing will ever fulfill you the way God is meant to.
Stop running. Stop chasing. Stop trying to search. The Well is right in front of you. The Living Water is waiting to be pulled out of that well.
There is a God shaped hole in every human heart, which cannot be filled by anything by God, make known, by Jesus.
It is my hearts desire and my prayer, every day, to become a woman who just pulls from His Well. Daily. Weekly. Minute by minute. Because I have gotten to the point of emptiness. Where the anxiety has gotten out of control. Where I am currently battling insecurity issues. Where depression will sneak in. But I refuse. I am refusing to take the water out of my well – and try to fill my life with other things other than Him. I fall off. I get off track. I search elsewhere. I fail.
But my cup with Him, oh no, that will never dry.
So to you, my friend, meet me at His Well. We can do this together. That void you are trying to fill, will never be filled by things of this earth.
The hole in your heart is waiting to be filled with God.
It is never about Jesus if it’s always about us.
I pray that The Lord may speak to you through me, I can only hope I can help you in your relationship with Christ.