I have that empty feeling. I have had it since my sister died. And I try to fill it with stuff. Anything that will make the emptiness go away. Maybe a new book or a new blouse or even a new ipad.
I need to try to resist filling the emptiness with stuff. I need to fill the empty moments, the empty feelings, with God.
All Souls’ Day helped. Listening to those readings. The psalm.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
I shall not want. I need nothing else. I only need the Lord. My shepherd.
Oh my. Could the meaning for me be any clearer?
Oh, the emptiness persists but I find myself feeling OK about it. I know that the feeling of emptiness is a reminder of my need for God. And that reminds me of the Lord’s love and presence with me … always.
He refreshes my soul.