George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “There are two great tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.”
Heart’s desires, soul hungers, push us away from God or to Him.
Sexual hunger: The desire to fulfill our passions sexually lest we die.
Relational hunger: The desire not to be alone lest we die.
Emotional hunger: The desires, needs, and longings, to be filled lest we die.
Spiritual hunger: The desire for more lest we die.
To satisfy your hungers your way simply leads to more hunger—emptiness, regret, even pain. That is the great tragedy. The initial sweetness becomes stale; the shine, dull; the memory, haunting; the satisfaction, fleeting.
This was once the tragic story of my life.
To satisfy your hunger God’s way and in God’s timing leads to cosmic joy… and satisfaction.
This is the triumphant story of my life today.
How to satisfy your hungers God’s way? Jesus. The One who died… for you.
Seek. Trust. Obey.
Then tragedy becomes triumph.