Over the years countless teens like you have tried to find the answer to the Empty Heart Syndrome. No matter where you turned or what you tried, giving up was not an option to finding the one thing that would give you peace, acceptance or love. What would it take to fill that huge void in your life?
Because of that constant striving for fulfillment, every teen’s life passion is to attain that one thing that will finally make them happy, make them worth something, and feel loved. And each time you try to grasp it, instead you would see it sift through your hands like sand, leaving you with nothing to hold on to in the end.
Have you ever tried different cultures and educational forums hoping to find your answer? Maybe you tried new friends thinking that was the key to you feeling better about yourself. Some of you may have tried drugs and alcohol to take the hurt away. Some of you have tried self-harm to make you forget the emptiness you feel. For others, they thought having sex and a relationship with the right person would finally give them all that they needed; only to find themselves hurt and empty again.
Each time, with each loss, you wondered where you had gone wrong. After a while, you would start over again on a new journey, again looking for something or someone new that would fill that empty void.
Sadly, many of you ended up disappointed and feeling worthless as if you can’t do anything right. The main problem through all of this searching is that many will hold out and not give God a try until their breaking point, while all along God waited so very patiently for you and every other teen to reach out to Him to fill that big hole.
Let me ask you this? How long do you want to wait it out until you have exhausted all of your resources? And are those resources going to give you something eternal that will never go away or cause more discouragement with no answer in the end?
In John 4:7-40, Jesus met a Samaritan woman. She was there to draw water from the well. Jesus told the woman he could give her “living water” so that she would never thirst again.
Jesus used the words “living water” to refer to eternal life, the gift that would satisfy her soul’s desire only available through Him.
Even though they had never met before, Jesus revealed that He knew she had had five husbands and was now living with a man who was not her husband.
I don’t know about you, but if someone just told me my life story, I would be listening very intently at this point. She was obviously looked down upon by other people otherwise she would not have chosen to come to that well on the hottest part of the day when no one else would be around.
She also spoke to a Jew (Jesus) which was not something that would have been permitted since the Samaritans and Jews did not get along with each other. Then you had Jesus break several Jewish customs just so He could tell her about the Living Water (eternal life) that she could receive, and He so willingly wanted to give.
Here this woman has been trying to fill some pretty big voids in her life, wanting to be loved and accepted. She was looking for something that was everlasting and would bring her to a place of completeness. She tried to do this on her own to no avail. And then here comes Jesus with the answer. He always had the answer because HE IS the answer. After her encounter with Jesus, her life was changed. No more looking for something to fill that void in her heart.
So if you really want to get rid of that empty hole in your heart that you have had for a long, long time. All you need to do is ask Jesus to fill it. Fill in the cracks of your heart that have been shattered. Rebuild the areas that have been broken. Restore your heart to a full healing so that you won’t need to go searching again and again for something that will never satisfy you. Because He is the ONLY one that can fill that void.