Original Post: Saturday, June 5, 2010
You will never be able to fill someone else's need.
In this life, you might encounter people who need healing from
painful situations. You'll meet people who need love and have never
known anyone who truly loved them. You might find that a friend or
family member needs guidance, forgiveness, or comfort. You might come to
know someone who wants a really close relationship, to feel known and
appreciated. In the right context, all of these things are okay, and it
is good and right and our duty even, to be there for others; the Bible
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
But as a Christian, you must keep this in mind - you are not, and
cannot pretend to be, someone else's Savior, nor should you seek that
someone else be that for you. No person can satisfy another person in
the way God does; no person is good enough, knowledgable enough, or able
to love like God loves us.
What Christ has done on the cross is good enough for those who are
in need - and good enough for you. If you are feeling unsatisfied today,
ask God for your needs -
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.