Life isn’t this slice of Heaven that the commercials you see on TV might try to convince you of. Marketing lies to the masses and whispers to each one quietly.
How you ask?
It seems, we here in America, think we probably are in need of the newest gadget they are pushing. For many it is impossible because you cannot afford it as you are struggling just to put food on the table.
Commercials have this way of showing the perfect or what would seem as perfect little families. All are laughing and having a great time! The ‘Leave it to Beaver’ show with all housewives only wishing and falling short of ever becoming a June Cleaver. (If you haven’theard of the show then forget the comment as you are simply too young.)
This leaves people who are not enjoying this level of perceived happiness feeling like something must be terribly wrong. Wrong with them or wrong with their spouse. I will buy this and certainly I am going to have this joy!
Some who are in the group simply trying to put food on the table might be left thinking, ‘if I could only have a better job so I could make enough money to buy this THEN, I might be happy like the rest of the world. ‘
The sooner each of us realizes that whether rich or poor we all have the same void. The same sense that something isn’t right. We are in need of something and so we chase things, long for things, buy things, become consumed with things. Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves and can admit it have been caught up in that LIE at some point in our life.
1 Timothy 6:7-8
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Stop watching and falling for the lie. God, the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who can fill that pit, that void that we all have deep within our souls. Seek Him…
Jesus never said life would be wonderful. We tent c to think once we are saved things will finally change and our great happy life will arrive. NOPE. Jesus did say the following in
John 16:33…(just before He would be taken to be crucified)
These things I have spoken unto you, that ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous:
For praise is comely for the upright.
Praise the Lord with harp:
Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Sing unto him a new song;
Play skilfully with a loud noise.
For the word of the Lord is right;
And all his works are done in truth.
He loveth righteousness and judgment:
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;
And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap:
He layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord:
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought:
He maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever,
The thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;
And the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
The Lord looketh from heaven;
He beholdeth all the sons of men.
From the place of his habitation he looketh
Upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
He fashioneth their hearts alike;
He considereth all their works.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host:
A mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
An horse is a vain thing for safety:
Neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him,
Upon them that hope in his mercy;
To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in him,
Because we have trusted in his holy name.
Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we hope in thee.