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Something’s Missing

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you.
   Psalm 63:1

Recently I read about a study of college students who are high frequency cell phone users. You’ve seen them or someone like them. They walk around with their phones glued to their ears or their thumbs flying as they send texts, Twitter, and Facebook updates. 

With never a dull moment, they must be really enjoying life, right? Actually, it seems they aren’t. The research indicated those students are more anxious and less satisfied than peers who use cell phones less frequently. 

Hmmm. Why is that?

It occurred to me the dissatisfied students could be using technological busyness to fill a void in their lives, an awareness that something’s missing. I suspect they are feeling (figuratively speaking) an empty place in their hearts, a God shaped hole. We all have one, and that’s as it should be.

When God created mankind, he designed us for fellowship with him. Made in God’s image, we have a spirit that can communicate with his Spirit. He purposely built into us the ability to have an intimate, personal connection with him. 

That means we innately want and need a close relationship with our Creator. The Psalmist wrote about experiencing this need when he said, You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you (Psalm 63:1). 

The Psalmist understood what dissatisfied people have yet to learn. The only way to experience fulfillment in life, to find something that’s missing is to know and love God deeply, thoroughly, and well.

Father, help us find peace through an intimate relationship with you.


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