Psalm 16:11 KJV “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is FULNESS OF JOY; at thy right hand there are PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE.”
Pleasure eases the mind and makes us forget about pain. Drinking can give you pleasure. Drugs can too. Sex can ease the pain as well. The happiness that comes with buying stuff can make you feel good. Just the right music soothes the soul. And how about eating your favorite foods? What all of these things have in common is they are temporal. They all pass away. Once you obtain one then it’s off to the next one, and off to the next, and the next, you get the point.
Pleasure also helps you forget? Forget about what? Forget about pain and misery. We as a people are in a lot of pain these days. And some of the very pleasures we seek to ease our pain are some of the culprits causing us much grief. What’s even sadder is once we see this we often ignore it, and off to the next pleasure hunt we go. Why can’t we realize that our antidotes are causing some of our sicknesses? The short answer is because we have rejected the very thing that could give us the most joy right now and pleasures forevermore. We have rejected God.
I know most don’t want to think about what I just said. That goes against our pleasure hunting programming. But has your life been truly wonderful doing it the way you’ve been doing it so far? Don’t we have a saying that goes something like, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?” What if we come to find that the God we thought was so unpleasurable is really what we were seeking the whole time? What if this God gave us more pleasure than we can stand or even imagine? Would that be so bad?
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel good. Only a nutjob would want to feel bad. I beseech you to ask God yes get alone and ask God to reveal Himself to you. What can it hurt? It doesn’t cost you any money to do it. Who knows, what if you find that this is the ultimate pleasure you’ve been always looking for? 😊
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