Most of us are still dumb creatures looking to the future for fulfillment. We think some future event or change in our circumstances will bring us peace and joy. We say, “Just wait; my day is coming. Somehow, someday, somewhere…I don’t know what is out there for me, but it will happen.” We are like children waiting for Christmas and counting the days.
David once wrote during a mournful, introspective season in his life that he felt the time was going too fast. He had accomplished so little, he thought. Everything at the time seemed to be in vain. “Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; he heaps up riches, and does not know who will gather them. And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you” (Psalm 39:6-7 NKJV). David was depressed, down. His present situation appeared so useless. Out of a perplexed heart, he cried out, “Lord, what am I waiting for?”
God spoke to me with this same question one day when I was walking alone in the hills of Pennsylvania. “David, what is it you’re waiting for? Why isn’t this the best day of your life? Why can’t you now be full and joyous? There is nothing out there that you don’t already have in Jesus.”
I ask you: What are you waiting for? “Oh, for Mr. or Ms. Right,” you may answer. You’re waiting for that godly person you think is going to rescue you from loneliness and fill your soul with unspeakable joy. Some are bored with their mates and waiting for them to go to glory because they’re looking for romance to come into their lives and drive away their emptiness. No! There is nothing out there that will change or save you from who and what you are already. If you think someone else is going to solve your loneliness problem, you’re badly mistaken. You must find deliverance, peace, hope and joy for yourself.
Jesus is the only one who can fill the void. Wake up and live!