We are not happy here because we are not at home here. We are not happy here because we are not supposed to be happy here. We are "like foreigners and strangers in this world" (1 Peter 2:11)
And you will never be completely happy on earth simply because you were not made for earth. Oh, you will have your moments of joy. You will catch glimpses of light. You will know moments or even days of peace. But they simply do not compare with the happiness that lies ahead.
Earlier he writes:
Unhappiness on earth cultivates a hunger for heaven. By gracing us with a deep dissatisfaction, God holds our attention. The only tragedy, then, is to be satisfied prematurely. To settle for earth to be content in a strange land.....
My kingdom dies not belong to this world. John 18:36
Back to me: You see people always let you down. Even those who love you the most. But this is not it, this life. Thank goodness. I am not satisfied with this just being it. And that is ok. Even though there are people and even things that make me SO happy. There is more and I finally feel it's ok to want more.
I love you girls, I hope this brightens your day a little bit.
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