True Contentment | Devotional
Scripture Reading: John 4:3–18
key Verses: John 4:13–14
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.
But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
However, there is an even starker reality: even after we become believers, the things of the world cannot bring true, lasting contentment.
In talking to the woman at the well, Jesus spoke of life-giving water. The water of the world can never satisfy the God-shaped void that is in the heart of each lost person.
No matter how much money we have, we are never satisfied apart from Jesus Christ.
He waters your heart with His unfailing hope. He fills you with His blessed presence so that you do not fear as the world fears.
He comforts you in times of sorrow and holds you close when disappointment and rejection strike. He is your ever-present Savior and Lord.
God does not want you to live a life that feels empty and unrewarding.
When you feel either of these, you may end up taking great risks with the hopes that something along the way will fill the void inside.
The woman at the well had tried in vain to find true happiness. Yet nothing worked before she met the Savior.
Today, Jesus stands waiting to touch your life with fresh hope. Drink of Him, and be blessed by His unconditional love for you.
Dear Lord, thank You for Your unfailing hope that waters my heart. Thank You for Your presence that alleviates my fears. Thank You for Your comfort in times of sorrow.
Dr. Charles F. Stanley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. Charles Stanley was born on September 25, 1932 in Dry Fork, Virginia.