There is a reason why every society started out with some kind of religion. There’s a reason why people turn to drugs, alcohol, thrill-seeking. There’s a reason why so many people are depressed and sad. We were created to love God. We have a God-shaped hole in our hearts that only He can fill. Trying to fill it any other way will only make us unhappy, miserable, or sick.
The pull of God on us is strong, though not easily understood. Ask the average person on the street if they think they need God and they will probably say no. They may not be alcoholic or on drugs, legal or otherwise, but they wouldn’t admit to feeling incomplete. They just think that living with sadness is natural. When you grow up in a dysfunctional home, you think everyone lives like that.
But when people discover God and His amazing love, they realize what they’ve missed for so long. That place inside is no longer empty, but full of peace. Finally, peace. No amount of mediation and exercise can bring what God gives us. Not even close.
The only way to find real life is through the One who created it. It was His great plan all along to bring us into His arms. Find Him there and you will find everything you need.