Not knowing how or what could fill the deep longing of our soul is a gnawing ache. (Lysa Terkeurst, Devotional writer)

“Empty is a heavy load to bear,” Terkeurst writes. She says that such “a search can seem both futile and shattering at times.” So many people appear to be looking for something to soothe the ache in their heart—or the emptiness they feel within. Other writers remind us that such longings are an indication that we were created for more than an unsatisfying physical life.

Let them no longer fool themselves by trusting in empty riches, for emptiness will be their only reward. (Job 15:31) For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. (1 Peter 1:18)