To heal a longing heart

An empty feeling isn't truly satisfied until we discover God's care and love.

Like a lot of people, when I used to fall in love, I would fall head over heels! When the affection was not returned in the way that I had hoped, the result was a deep disappointment and emptiness. Sometimes, when the affection was returned, my longing heart was still not satisfied! What a dilemma! What was the solution?

As a Christian Scientist, I was certain there was a spiritual solution to the turmoil and confusion I felt. I turned to the Bible and to Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. Over the years, many people have turned to these two books for comfort, for inspiration, for understanding. I turned to them for all these reasons; and, like others, I also turned to them because I wanted truth. Despite the fact that sometimes it seemed no progress was being made, I also knew that at some point I would understand God better and that this would bring the fulfillment I was seeking.

I had a number of questions to resolve: Does God make me—or anyone—with an inherent feeling of dissatisfaction? Does He create men and women so that each may eventually find an amiable partner and thus become complete? What happens if this partner is never found? What is it about God and man that we need to understand in order to feel loved, complete, and satisfied?

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