Sometimes I think something must be wrong with me. I have everything a person could ever want in the way of success, but down inside I'm unsettled and wondering what's missing in my life. Is it God? I suppose that's what you'd say, but how do I know? — P.F.
Have you ever asked yourself where that empty place in your life came from? The answer is, it came from God—and He put it there so you wouldn't be satisfied with your life the way it is, but you would seek Him—and find Him.
God created you. You aren't here by accident or by chance; God put you here. More than that, He put something of Himself in you—what we call your soul or spirit. You aren't just a body and a mind; you also have a spiritual side to you—a soul or spirit God gave you. The Bible says that when God created the first man, He "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7, KJV).
Why did He do that? He did it for one reason: so you and I could know Him and have fellowship with Him forever. He wants to be our friend! But when we ignore Him or leave Him out of our lives, that empty place in our souls remains unfilled—and nothing else can fill it. We find ourselves restless and lost, without hope and alienated from God.
But it doesn't need to be this way! God loves you—and the proof is that He sent His only Son into the world to remove the barriers and bring us back to God. By a simple prayer of faith you can turn to Jesus Christ right now and ask Him to come into your life. When you do, His peace will fill your life.