When Addiction Ceases

Michael Beck

“… When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.” (Proverbs 23:35)

Jesus told His disciples that He would give them a peace not found in the world. His peace would not be destroyed by tribulation. “In the world ye shall have tribulation” (John 16:33). The peace of Christ exists where a life submitted to God has the blessed assurance that God is in charge of all things, and is working them all together for the good He has in mind.

Likewise, there is a contentment that God gives that is not to be found in the world. The contentment men experience in this world is fleeting. “All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.” (Eccl. 6:7) No matter how good a meal may be, it only provides temporary satisfaction. We will be hungry again tomorrow.

The peace and contentment found in God is not attached to anything the world can give us. No set of circumstances, no filling of our appetite, no drink or drug taken today is going to forever cause our soul to want no more. Such can only be found in walking with Jesus and learning of Him. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

Don’t get up today disgruntled that something is missing from your life. Don’t seek today what couldn’t ultimately satisfy you yesterday. Be addicted to Jesus. He alone is the Living Bread and has living waters to give. Find in Him the lasting peace and contentment that no experience in this world can ever give you.

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.