Do you ever have days when you’re filled with an inexplicable longing?
Days when you want everything and nothing in particular all at the same time?
Where you just feel unsatisfied?
And when those days come around I feel kinda bad because I know that God’s given me the “secret of being content in any and every situation…I can do all this through him who gives me strength”. Philippians 4:12-13
Shouldn’t we as believers and children of God be satisfied and content always?
None of us want to live in a place of discontentment and dissatisfaction.
But may I suggest that this longing, this feeling that something is missing – that we’re living the wrong life – may partially be from God.
That when we’re longing to be held in a way no human arms can hold,
to be heard in a way no human ears can hear,
to be known fully and
we are actually longing for eternity.
“He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
I felt this way a lot in my teenage years (what teenager doesn’t?) and when I was just having one of those days I started calling it being Hungry for Heaven.
And if my friends or family asked me what was wrong, and I just couldn’t find the right words to explain, I’d simply say “I’m hungry for heaven today”.
This is the tension we face as believers.
Living this life to the fullest, always knowing it’s only temporary.
Embracing all God’s given us here on earth, with gratitude and joy, knowing one day we’ll leave it all behind for our true home in heaven.
It’s okay to be hungry for more because we were made for more.