“When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.” Isaiah 57:13.
It’s like chasing a piece of paper in a tornado!
When I put my ultimate trust in anything/anyone other than God, I am in trouble. Why? Those things have expiration dates.
In the world we live in, so many of us are endlessly chasing for something/someone to make our lives better. And we regularly find ourselves disappointed.
I like sports and will watch the New England teams with interest. One of my biggest sports letdowns has nothing to do with any of the New England teams. I recall watching one of the earliest Super Bowls (I’m old enough to have seen the earliest of them!) and as the Sunday afternoon/evening event ended, I realized that there was life after the game. The excitement of the Super Bowl would wane and then where would my excitement come from? I’m sure that I previously had an inkling of that reality, but it struck me more directly this time than usual.
How do we react to a reality like I faced? We attach our “zenith-search” to something else. I have referenced sports. For many the pursuit might involve something else. You get the dream job. You get married. You get that “zenith” or so you think. And then tomorrow comes. You realize over again that there must be more. And the search to find it continues.
That is why the closing lines in the Bible verse above are so promising: “But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”
When I put my ultimate trust in God, I will possess what I ultimately need…..Him. He does not change. He does not grow old. He will be with me ‘til the end of the age! The search for ultimate happiness ends when I turn my attention to Him.
Also in that same ending section, it mentions my “inheritance.” That’s something to come. So, not only can I have what I really need in this life, but in the after-life too. My inheritance is an after-life eternity in heaven. What promises!
Conclusion: My search for “more to life,” ends when I put my trust in God. In Him my now’s and later’s are covered.