Friday, June 11, 2010

Hunger

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”  Mother Teresa

Hunger! Eating! - Food!  So much of life revolves around it...fears of not having enough....always aware of the emptiness inside....that dull ache that never goes away......or having too much....yet deseprate for more. Compulsive. Obsessive. Always needing to fill the hole inside...that deep sense of worthlessness...and feelings of insignificance. Hunger!

Hunger....an aching....yearning...desperation...a longing to be filled....to be  satisfied.....a desperation to fill something deep within.

Living on the streets....I was always hungry...always desperate....constantly aware of that dull ache gnawing inside....never letting up...never letting go...and even when I got food....and filled my belly....I hated it. I'd throw up. It never brought the satisfaction I craved...a longing that tugged at me....pushed me to live in ways that dared life....that dared God....

Hunger....a need so deep...deeper than the physical need to eat....the soul's hunger to feel needed...appreciated....accepted....the need to belong...a desire so great....it can become a matter of life and death. 

Hunger - it's insatiable appetite that goes beyond a physical hunger to eat...a need for something so huge..that sometimes no amount of food can meet its ravanous cravings. 

Hunger....I used to be afraid of not having enough...of never being physically satisfied to quiet that throbbing inside.  I was always worried that when the food ran out... there wouldn't be anymore...ever....Funny thing though...there always was. Even long after He touched me....and turned my life around....I still feared there wouldn't be enough. I've learned that ravenous hunger inside....was always my desire to be loved....to be cared about....to belong....to have a home....and friends.....and family who cared enough to stay. I have that now....and that hunger....is leaving...For many of us....it's never about food.

20 comments:

Karen said...

That is so true...we all have that empty place inside that we try to fill up with anything and everything the world has to offer...and only Jesus can satisfy that hunger...

Very good post!

Mary said...

truth, truth, truth!
and I do think there will always be a small ache here on this earth. For this place is not how it was meant to be or will be again. That ache keeps us reaching to God, the one who can fill it and to the one who will eventually restore all things!

I am so glad you are experiencing his love in greater and greater measure!!

RCUBEs said...

Yes! Hunger was instilled in us. So we can seek for the Soul Food. Unfortunately, we are stuck in the physical realm. Great words. Have a great weekend sister! God bless you.

Dianne said...

This is an incredible post and so full of truth--I went hungry a little growing up--not a lot, but just enough to have that feeling of fear that you speak of--

I hope my true hunger will always be for the Lord and more of Him.

Love your music and love you!

Dianne

Just Be Real said...

You are so right Sarah, for many of us it is never about food. The deep longing to be connected not only with humans, but to our Heavenly Father. Inspiring post that is so real. Thank you dear one for sharing. Blessings and (((Sarah)))

Sheila Deeth said...

So powerfully said. Wonderful post.

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm really glad that the first blog I got to read in weeks was penned (virtually speaking) by you.

I think that hunger and desire are often driven by the same needs which are expressed in this post. All of us want to be appreciated and loved, we want to feel connected and vital. For me, that need began to experience fulfillment when I established a relationship with Christ.

Like you, "that hunger....is leaving" (me). Each day I learn the value of contentment.

MTJ

NOS said...

I think you're right when you say "it's never about food." But I'm having a hard time figuring out what it's about. It sounds like you have figured it out-- that's great!

Wishing you well,
NOS

From Tracie said...

That hunger for connections, for fulfillment, for heaven.....not often about food. You are so right!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

It rarely is.

Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

You speak so much truth here sis, love you.

Being Me said...

oh so true.. I have a hunger yet don't know quite what it is.
..never satisfied..



BM

Debbie said...

Absolutely awesome post! You rocked my socks with it and described my hunger issues so well.

Just excellent.

Terri Tiffany said...

I've never been physically that hungry where I didn't know where my next meal would come from but I know that hunger for something more in my life that only GOd can fill. Thanks!

Colleen said...

I can so relate!!! Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Thankyou Sarah, so much, for finding my blog and following!
I am thrilled to now know about your blog and I will DEFINITELY be following with hope and interest!
Much love,
Jennifer xxoo

abitosunshine said...

I think I've spent a lifetime hungry! I know God's love is supposed to ease that hunger, but sometimes it does not. I guess as humans, we do long to belong in a human way, too. Literally, when I've been hungry, what seemed to define that empty belly the most was the fact that nobody seemed to care that I was hungry.

Dulce said...

... and I was hungry for your words, my dear


Awesome post and video!

LOTS OF LOVE

Dulce

Syd said...

I tried to fill up the empty spaces in me with other people. It never worked and I was left bitter and disappointed.

Lilly Jones said...

Hunger - a need so deep... not about food...

This is a powerful piece which moved me. When you hunger & thirst, the lord God can fill you...

Thanks for sharing & I am comforted to know that the hunger is leaving. May the desperate hunger of all your readers (those experiencing this) be gone as they become healed as well.

Have a blessed week!
LJ