In my heart is a hunger I will never give away.
Are you hungry? I'm not talking about a physical hunger but a relational hunger, a spiritual-psychological-emotional hunger. The title of this post is a lyric from a song by Joseph Arthur. It got me thinking about the hunger of my heart. The frustrating thing about hunger is that it always comes back! You fill yourself and for awhile the hunger goes away but soon, there's a rumbling in your heart & the hunger pangs demand your attention again.
What do you do with your hunger? Do you feed your heart on junk food that only lead to craving for more of the same? Do you starve yourself for as long as you can only to eventually give your heart away to any and everyone in hopes that someone will fill you and take away your emptiness?
When you're hungry, what are you hungry for? Connection, comfort, love, touch, rest, laughter, forgiveness? Make a commitment to yourself today to protect your heart, to protect your hunger. And seek out those things that will bring nourishment and energy to your heart, rather than fill you up with empty calories.