As I peruse the Internet I am deeply saddened by the vast amount of loneliness one finds hidden beneath the masks of its people. People—mostly young—who have no idea who they are, why they’re here, what they believe in, or why. Their purpose seems lost in a black hole of “whatever.” They’re like reeds on a turbulent ocean, tossed back and forth by the force of a sea to which its murky depths are calling them by name. “Come to me,” it cries. “Ride my wind and let freedom greet your face.” Yet when they step out, they are met with surprise by another force—one that is much more sinister than expected. One that wishes to devour them and send them spiraling to the churning nadir of its abyss.

If they only knew how much the great I AM, the ONE and ONLY who created them, loves them. If they only knew how desperately HE wants them to know HIM as intimately as HE knows them, so they can have purpose and life, so they can be rescued from the darkness that so well masquerades itself as light.

The psalmist David said it best: “LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. . . . for you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:1-4, 13-16)

Therefore my challenge is this: To those of you who are reading this blog, seek after the One who created you and ask HIM your purpose. Ask HIM who you are. Let HIM guide your steps and fill that void—that emptiness that garnishes your soul. And, in doing so, HE promises you this: you WILL find rest for your soul!