Emptiness is a difficult emotion to simply describe. It is that feeling you have not just when you are tired, but when you have given it everything you’ve got. Nothing remains, but it may not be from fatigue. When you feel empty, it’s like a piece of your soul is missing.
Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one and that grief is causing you to feel empty.
Perhaps your heart aches with the space left open by one you love who didn’t return your love.
Sometimes the emptiness comes from feeling unfulfilled in our goals or dreams.
Life can be so full; yet without a deep heart satisfaction, we continually wrestle with complete contentment. No matter the lack of fulfillment, God’s Word holds the promises to combat the emptiness and find fulfillment in Christ.So today I’m sharing these 13 Bible verses for when you feel empty.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, I Peter 1:8
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2
Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything. Colossians 2:9&10 MSG
May Jesus fill your emptiness and use it for his glory today.
I’m looking forward to the Women in the Bible series beginning tomorrow! If you’re a blogger and participating by writing a post and linking it up, then tomorrow’s focus lady is Sarah, the wife of Abraham.
If you felt this post was for you, then you might enjoy A Prayer for when I feel empty.
Have a terrific Tuesday!
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