By the grace of God, we cannot quite pull it off. In the quiet moments of the day we sense a nagging within, a discontentment, a hunger for something else. But because we have not solved the riddle of our existence, we assume that something is wrong-not with life, but with us. Everyone else seems to be getting on with things. What’s wrong with me? We feel guilty about our chronic disappointment. Why can’t I just learn to be happier in my job, in my marriage, in my church, in my group of friends?
Jesus was a man of deep desire. It’s the secret of his life. Hebrews says it’s what sustained him in his darkest hour-that he endured the cross because he so deeply desired what was on the other side, what his sacrifice would accomplish (Hebrews 12:2)
John Eldredge – Desire