Do you ever struggle with being perpetually dissatisfied? That no matter what you have or how much you have of it, there's this undercurrent of discomfort that compels you to seek more and more ways to satisfy that need? Many of us struggle with this. But do you know WHY you do?
It's because we are created for more than what this earth has to offer. We are created with a desire that cannot be met while we dwell here. And whether you recognize this as a deep need for God and spiritual comfort in Him, or whether you think it will be satisfied with a clean and organized house or the newest F-150 pickup truck, the cause of that yearning is always the same. When human beings were separated from God by sin, the need for Him in our hearts grew and grew. We can tell that something is missing. And satan whispers suggestions about what might fill or cure that dissatisfaction, that missing piece, and we constantly look to those things and chase those things and are ultimately disappointed in those things.
Here is a quote from C.S Lewis, explaining human desires: "“The Christian says, 'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same.”
In this last sermon on the life of David, Pastor Paul unpacks David's posture toward God and his posture toward his unparalleled wealth at the end of his life. We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings about this sermon, please reach out to us at any time! ~KT