Always Hungry Yet Never Satisfied

Can you imagine being physically hungry and eating everything in sight yet never reaching a point where you are satisfied? That would be a horrible existence!

Yet there are people all around us with this disorder. It’s not their bellies that are empty. It’s their spirit’s that are empty.

Do you know someone who never seems to be satisfied in life? They don’t like their job so they acquire a different job but they remain miserable. They don’t like their spouse so they trade them in for another spouse only to find that the misery followed them into the new marriage. Or they find a house with the property they have always wanted but once they own it they are still dissatisfied, longing for more and better.

Does the song, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, come to mind?

I think we could all say we know at least one person that meets this description. Maybe it’s you.

A lot of people are searching for something to fill the emptiness inside of them. They acquire possessions, relationships, money, education, and status only to find that those things never completely satisfy the longings within.

So dissatisfied with life, some turn to drugs, alcohol, or sex for satisfaction. Discovering that these things only give them a temporary fleeting sensation.

Still, some try and try to find the one thing that will completely satisfy them until they exhaust every possible means of gratification. Not finding the one thing, they often end all possibility of finding true satisfaction with suicide.

Micah 6:13-14 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruin you because of your sins. You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. You will store up but save nothing because what you save I will give to the sword.

In this verse, we see that our lack of satisfaction is a result of sin. Sin destroys and ruins us. It leaves us empty.

But wait! There is hope!

There is only one way to truly be completely satisfied. Jesus! He even said so Himself.

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Are you longing for more in life? Are you in a constant state of dissatisfaction? Do you continue to accumulate things only to find that you are constantly hungry for more?

Will you partake of the Bread of Life today? Will you drink the Living Water that wells up to eternal life? Will you go to Jesus today? Will you choose to believe in Him?

There is no other way to complete satisfaction. Jesus is the only way!

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

~Patrice Maguire

Dear God, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.