This is a repeat from 7/26/2012.
It isn’t a new idea that man’s created with a God-sized hole in his heart/soul. The famous philosopher and mathematician Pascal (1623-1662) wrote in his Pensees “What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.” And consider the scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Throughout the ages we can read of man’s angst as he stuffs into the void the pleasures of the world, material possessions, human relationships as well as food and drink and finds he’s still empty.
The sure cure for me is daily Bible study and prayer. This habit defeats depression and sets my mind on the God-sized tasks at hand. I’m powerless over other people, politics, and weather, any and all the external factors that I face. I set my mind on Jehovah and do the work of the day. Filling of my heart/soul isn’t a onetime thing; as I nourish my body daily, so must I nourish my soul each day.