While driving, you have probably seen what appeared to be a big pool of water on the road. But when you came to the place, no water. It was only a mirage. And if you are really thirsty and you chase a mirage, you will be sorely disappointed.
The thirst for things in the world is like that. When you thirst for a better job, more money, another car, more expensive clothes, a bigger house…; the list could go on and on. When you really thirst for such things because the grass looks a lot greener in your neighbor’s yard, you usually wind up disappointed. Why? Because such things are a mirage. They don’t give true lasting pleasure you think they will. That’s why many folks turn to alcohol and drugs. They think drinking or popping pills will give them a more lasting sense of contentment. But again, if you take this route, you will be sorely disappointed. You will be chasing a mirage.
You see, there is only one person who can really quench your thirst for lasting contentment. That person is the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to what He said to a woman who was drawing water from a well, “Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water which I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life” (John 4:13-14). Jesus is talking about satisfying all your innermost cravings. He doesn’t necessarily mean that He will give you a new car or a new house. But He’ll do something far better. He’ll give you the gift of His Holy Spirit. And God’s Spirit in you will fill you with a peace that passes understanding.
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