Walter Bright on “how” God fulfills our deepest needs: It is through holiness.
I have never met anyone who doesn’t dream about being happy. There is this thing inside us that long for a happy life. I don’t think happiness is a bad thing to want. Our loving heavenly Father planned for our happiness. The very idea of “Shalom” in the Bible – “nothing missing – nothing broken” speaks to that fact that God provides for our happiness.
However, I also think most of go about looking for happiness The wrong way.
We seek to fill that God-Shape Vacuum (that only He alone can fill) with things that don’t satisfy.
First Things First
Most people do not know better, so they go about seeking happiness the wrong way. They go for pleasures of all kinds, but it leaves them empty and longing for more. They go for status, fame and money, but soon realize that these things just can’t deliver true happiness. They…
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