By: Shenelle Wallace
“Oh taste and see that The Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. (Psalms 34:8)”
The more I live, the older I get, the more experiences I have, the more I see, that it is true. No man or woman, boy or girl, career, or anything material for that matter can bring fulfillment in the place of God.
Being young and having friends or relationships mean the world to you, you long for acceptance and love and validation. So as an innocent child, I never understood when people would testify about being satisfied with the love of God alone. They would talk about being wrapped in God’s arm and the comforting experience it brings. In my young mind, how can one be fulfilled by someone…. invisible? Someone who is not physically there? How could you feel the warm embrace of someone not present, that only tangible arms can give? I later learned in my alone (but not lonely) moments the reality of such.
It’s like being in a relationship and not having your loved one physically there, but you know that you are loved by them. That certainty brings you a warmth, a comfort and peace. It’s knowing for sure that you are not alone. That you have someone you can count on. That there is and will always be a greater love than you can even fathom.
I would never say that friends and family, husbands, wives, and kids do nott add to your joy here on earth, because they do. But the reality is, best friends I would swear for, and relationships I’ve counted on, have all been flawed at one time or another. It comes with us being human. So now I understand 100% when the Psalmist says: “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalms 118:8).” Remember, people fail us all the time. But God will never. Ever. Fail.