Daily Archives: January 23, 2011

A peace is missing …

John 14:1

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.” NIV

Seems simple, doesn’t it.

Don’t be troubled … you already trust God, trust His Son, too.

Sometime over the last year, I read a beautifully articulated theory of something that I have believed for some time.  The author (and I am racking my brain to remember who it was, because he — or she — expressed it eloquently) spoke of his (or her) belief that God creates us, each of us, with an incompleteness, a yearning for Him.

I have always thought and spoken of it as a “God-sized hole.”  I think everyone has a God-sized hole in the center of their life.  If we recognize the magnitude of it, and seek God to fill it … to take His rightful place in the center of our life … we have some hope of peace here.

God has left clues literally everywhere in our world that point to His majesty and to His dominion.  And, if we aren’t astute enough to pick up on the obvious visuals, He has a backup plan.  He instills each recipient of His Spirit with an insatiable desire to pass on the gift of hope in Him.

Still, there are those who refuse to listen.  They are doomed to a life of attempting to fill the hole with ill-fitting pieces.

When you’re stuffing substitutes for God into the hole, whether it’s money, or food, or cars, or worry, or whatever … your heart is troubled.  These false things can’t bring you peace.  They serve only to whet your appetite for more money, or food, or cars, or worry … or whatever.

Trust in God, and in His Son Jesus Christ is the only remedy.  If you will accept that, believe it, and trust it with your whole heart, you will receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit … the missing puzzle piece that will seamlessly fill the hole and allow you to be complete.

I love that!  Without the missing “piece,” we can have no “peace.”

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.”

That’s what I’ll think about today.


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