Where Fulfilment Can be Found
Have you ever thought of thanking God for the relationship you have with Him? The bible says that His will for you is to give thanks not only on Thanksgiving but in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). But maybe you’re looking at your life and the current state of your relationships and you feel anything but thankful. Or maybe you think that you will only find fulfilment once you have a soulmate. If this is you, you’re not completely wrong: the bible does say that God didn’t create us to be alone (Genesis 2:18). But the truth is we can only find fulfilment in Him.
Many people experience a lot of pain after losing someone they loved. We even have a video on the Voke app about the Scars we feel after breaking up and losing someone we loved. And while the pain of loss is real, God can help us overcome these losses when we focus on Him.
This is exactly what we read in John chapter 4. A woman who had experienced lots of relationships with lots of men met Jesus at a well. After this powerful encounter with Him, her life was no longer the same. Jesus offers us the same healing when we choose to delight in Him.
We often put our hope in relationships. We long to connect with others and find fulfilment through these connections. And while having healthy relationships is a good thing, we must take time to mature and delight in the Lord first (Psalm 37:4). Another verse that reminds us of this truth is found in Proverbs 23:26. In this passage the Lord says, “My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways.”
What does this look like practically? It means giving our hearts to Jesus in the same way we would to a best friend or romantic partner. When we forget to do this our joy is lost. For example, think of all the people you know (including yourself) who have felt broken when relationships go wrong. On the other hand, Jesus never fails and He restores our soul – that’s why our source of joy must be Him alone.
The idea of delighting yourself in God may be very new to you. But every journey starts with a step. Your first step can be to thank Jesus for the fact that you can find true hope and joy in Him even when others let you down.
The meaning and joy we look for in others is found in Christ. That’s why this Thanksgiving, you can praise Him with a content heart and thank Him for being the one in whom fulfilment can be found!