... and never really happy

... and never really happy

Have you ever realized that you are never really and continually happy? You are looking for success and happiness. You are looking for it impatiently because you know that the time to find it is limited. How long have you been seeking already?

Money

Perhaps you put your trust in riches. Your sole aim is to get as much money as possible. You want to be able to buy whatever pleases you. You want to be admired by your friends for spending your money freely. – Perhaps you have been very successful in these your aims. But deep down you are not happy!

Enjoyment

Perhaps you spent a great evening with your friends. Everything went as well as you could have wished. You felt very happy. But – for how long?

Nature

Perhaps you enjoy nature. Watching a sunset fills you with happiness – and yet at the same time it makes you sad. You feel a longing which is not fulfilled.

Hobby

Perhaps you are enjoying a hobby. Sport is your greatest ambition and whenever you practise it you feel happy. And yet – even if you are very successful, you realize that there must be more – there is a longing for real happiness.

Love and care

Do you have the feeling that nobody loves you deeply and yet you sense that love would make you happy? Out of love you try to care for your fellowmen. Quite naturally you are expecting a response to your acts of love – and again you are disappointed.

Sex

Perhaps you are looking for happiness in sex and again you are unsatisfied. The pleasure is a joy that fades away quickly and leaves a bitter taste of guilt in your conscience.

Alcohol, Drugs

Perhaps you have tasted drugs, seeking to forget your misery. You were looking for a ‘high’, ‘good feelings’ and you are only too quickly back to your old problems that have only become more severe and hard, not to speak of your addiction.

Career

Perhaps your aim is to become well established. You work hard to get a good position, you strive to reach the climax of your career and again you have to admit, “Everything is meaningless.” There is no lasting joy in the world, a deep sense of happiness is missing.

At one time or another, when standing still for a moment, you must have realized, that you can’t find happiness this way, neither now, nor in the future. Your heart stays empty and restless and you are asking yourself: Will this go on for a lifetime?

What is the purpose of life?

You are created for God! Nowhere, but in Jesus Christ can your restless heart find peace. Many people can tell you, “With Jesus in my heart every day is a happy day!”

Examine yourself honestly. Stop blaming others – and you can be helped. Confess your sins to God and, where necessary before men. Dedicate your life from now on to the Lord Jesus Christ. He died on the cross for you, in order to pay for your guilt. Believe that your sins are forgiven, that you are saved and have eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).