We are all human beings who have the same basic needs and desires; the desire for joy, love, peace, and happiness. We’re all fighting through this life to have these things, but have you found them yet? I found that there is only one way to get that, and it is through God. Have you tried God?
I’ve lived almost my whole life knowing God, and when I say knowing God I mean hearing about him from sermons that my Pastor would preach, my Sunday school teacher, and even from friends and family.
To sum it up, I basically knew about God from other people, but I never truly found him myself.
And that made all the difference.
Because I never truly had a personal relationship with God, he wasn’t anything more than just a God who created me, and if I believed that he existed I would go to heaven. But this knowledge of God did nothing to help me.
I never made God Lord over my life – I was Lord over my own life and made decisions in life based on what I felt was right or wrong. Just like you, I too was searching for love, joy, and a worry-free life. But soon enough, I found that without God, I could never have these things.
The more I did life my way, the farther I was from having joy and peace. Finally, I was at the bottom pit of my life. So what did I do that changed my life till this day?
I gave God a try.
I decided to seek him personally, to study his word, and to follow his truth by living it out. This meant letting go of my life and letting God have it. I realized that it was when I laid my life down that I personally met Jesus, and that’s when I found what we’re all looking for; joy, peace, love, and happiness.
If you are seeking serenity and joy in your life, I encourage you to find Jesus first, because then you will have it all. Galatians 5:22 promises us that when we have Jesus in us, we will obtain love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Who wouldn’t want all these things? God was not only created for “certain” people, he was made for everyone, and that includes you.
Love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, and self-control..God has it ALL for you.
We are all hungry, and the only thing that will satisfy our hunger is God. Try God yourself, and you will then be able to taste and see his goodness. Imagine someone telling you about a good restaurant, in fact, you even read amazing reviews about the restaurant. These things might persuade you that the restaurant food is good, but it’s only when you go to the restaurant and taste the food yourself that you will then be 100% sure that the food is good.
This goes the same with God, listening about him from other people might sound good, but you will not be able to taste his goodness in your life unless you give him a try yourself. Get to know God, and you will find that he is all you ever need in life.
I’m not here to persuade you that God is good, but I’m here to tell you to try God yourself. I did, and I found that my life has been filled up by him alone. Psalms 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good..” So remember, try God.