There is emptiness in the heart of every human being
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ.” – Blaise Pascal
There was a time in my life when I had a constant feeling of inner emptiness and senselessness. I felt that I was missing something, but I didn’t know what. I asked myself a lot of questions, for which I couldn’t find satisfactory answers. Although I tried many things, I couldn’t fill this void with anything.
Seeking for the meaning of life and the truth about God, I went for a retreat. Every day, I was asked to read a portion of the Bible. They were short scripture passages, which I would read in a few minutes. But one day, I decided to meditate on the text that I had to read. It was in a small wooden chapel, only one person was sitting somewhere on another bench. I wondered what others saw in this book and why I couldn’t see it myself. Then the words I read touched my soul, my dreams, my problems. They were the answers to questions I had always had. I understood that the Bible is truly the word of God, through which He works in me. From that moment on, I spent about an hour over each tiny fragment, reflecting upon each individual word. Lost, looking for the truth – I heard the voice of God speaking through the scriptures, that I’m not alone, that someone has been waiting for me, has planned my whole life and wants to bless and love me if I just let Him. And I did, that’s when in prayer I decided to follow Jesus.
Now as I walk with God every day, He has changed me and the way I look at the world. I realized that it was my sin and my stubborn will, that separated me from God. I’ve also understood the truth that it is the acceptance of Christ through faith, that will reconcile me with Him and that it is the only solution to the problem of sin and the guilt of man. Without Him, I would still be looking for happiness and meaning elsewhere, but now I know that He alone can give me true joy and that besides Him, I don’t need anything. Only He can fill up the spiritual void in all of us.
“Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Gospel of John 6:35