Sitting on Empty & Admitting Addiction

So I’ve been sitting at my computer awhile now and trying my best to put on the hat…you know, the one that says “writer” on it? It’s not working out so well. Then I voted for the “blogger” badge and even in all its beauty and fun, no words came to my mind.

I’m running on empty. A big fat E. Beyond the red and past the E and thinking that at any moment, I could just run dry. Oh, I can use plenty of excuses, but the fact of the matter is:

I just need to go before the One who can fill this void.

My Jesus who can take the emptiest heart and overflow it.

The One who is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

So I run to the only place that I know:
The Word.

Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Eph. 3:19
to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

I Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a friend about addictions. To be honest, I’ve never really understood addictions of any type. To me, it’s simple: just stop. But in a way, I do understand addictions. In my friend’s words:

“They are after that ‘high’ and there is nothing that can substitute for that.”

That’s how I feel about God’s Word.
There really is no substitute.
And once you’ve caught it, you realize how you just can’t live without it.

And so my craving continues. How about you?

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  1. karen logan says:

    I can’t believe how much my life has changed since I found Jesus. It fills up every part that has ever felt empty and more. God is amazing.

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