May 3, 2016

When You Feel That Ache of Dissatisfaction

Written by Shana Schutte

When You Feel That Ache of Dissatisfaction 5.3

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 3, 2016

By Shana Schutte

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  Romans 8:19

There is an ache in the heart of every person alive. The farmer in China is well-acquainted with it; the housewife in the United States knows it; the rock star wrestles with it, and the Wall Street investor knows it. The poor sense it, and the rich feel it. Regardless of gender, economic standing, marital status, or any other differentiator of the human race, every person alive feels this ache.  It’s an ache of dissatisfaction that whispers to every soul, “There’s got to be something more.”

According to Ecclesiastes 3:11, this ache is better described as eternity, and God placed it in the human heart. Just as the heavens testify of God’s existence, this human ache of dissatisfaction does the same and it can feel like a burden because we never get away from it. It’s always with us, day after day, moment after moment. We can run away from home, run to another relationship, run to a better career, and that ache is still there whispering to us, “There’s got to be something more.” The great news is that this ache is God’s gift. When we allow it to do its work, it will drive us to the Almighty.

“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:20-22)

God placed eternity in our hearts so every day, all the time, our Creator whispers, “I love you”. Come home to me. The ache that you feel can only be satisfied in me. Receive me, and receive my love, so you can live in fullness with me, not just now but for eternity” (John 3:16).

Are you dissatisfied today? Do you feel there has to be more to life and that nothing you have ever chased has provided you with the fulfillment you long for? Remember, you were created for God, and Christ wants to give you the peace and satisfaction you long for. I encourage you to let your ache push you straight into the arms of Jesus where you belong.

“Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.” (Romans 8:23)



Lord, how awesome that you have created me to know you and experience fullness with you now and forever. Thank you for your gift of dissatisfaction that reminds me I can’t find satisfaction anywhere but in you. Help me to remember that you are enough. Amen.


Make a list of the ways you are dissatisfied, then talk with the Lord and thank Him for drawing you close to Himself.

Related Reading

Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:11-13; 2 Peter 1:3

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