Yet Jesus says there’s nothing outside of you that can truly satisfy the thirst that is deep down inside you….And Jesus is saying, “I can give it. I can put it into you. I can give you absolute, unfathomable satisfaction in the core of your being regardless of what happens outside, regardless of circumstance.”
Something gets in the way of our hearing what a Jesus is talking about, and it’s that most of us aren’t able to recognize our soul thirst for what it is. As long as you think that there’s a pretty good chance that you will achieve some of your dreams, as long as you think you gave a shot at success, you experience inner emptiness as “drive” and your anxiety as “hope.” And so you can remain almost completely oblivious to how deep your thirst actually is.
Encounters with Jesus