Emptiness has become the trademark of recent generations. Like Solomon, many have tried everything the world has to offer in an attempt to fill their void. Tragically though, countless empty souls have come to their end without ever having come to the realization that the only thing in life that matters is to "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all" (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Solomon, whom God made the wisest man in all history, sought out every conceivable pleasure without limitation; but in the end, concluded that nothing so satisfied the hungry soul of man like knowing and loving his Creator.
When asked "If emptiness were a pet, and you were writing a manual for the Care and Feeding of Your Emptiness, what advice would you give?" someone answered, "It is easy to care for. Be sure to give it daily attention, and it will grow big and strong." Every moment we spend giving our emptiness the wrong kind of attention, whether that consists of sampling everything under the sun or giving up completely, we are enabling it to become bigger and stronger. Give your emptiness the right kind of attention by letting God fill your heart. It will never feel full until it's filled by Him.
Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Watchman Nee
This Psalm about sums me up. I cried to Him from the depths. He saved me from myself and my enemy. If He kept a record of sins...I could not stand. He is so merciful and forgiving to all who call on Him. Praise Him!
A song of ascents.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
2 O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.