We know that our material comforts and temporal accomplishments are not enough to fully satisfy us. Momentary pleasures, whether of pure or darker motivations, are fleeting at best. But Christians often hear the idea that following Jesus means that we should be living a life of full satisfaction. How many of us actually experience that kind of life? Amy Simpson wants to debunk this satisfaction myth in the church. After forty years of walking with Jesus, she writes, "I am deeply unsatisfied not only with my ability to reflect Jesus, but also with the very quality of my intimacy with him. I strongly suspect that the abyss of my nature has not been entirely satisfied by Jesus." Hers is a freeing confession for us all. Simpson explains that our very unsatisfaction indicates a longing for God, and understanding those longings can bring us closer to relationship with him. And that is where true spiritual health and vitality reside. Read on to discover anew what it truly means to be satisfied in Christ.
- Trusting God doesn't mean pretending everything is okay...
This book arrived at a time when I needed it most. Not only for myself but others as I disciple and share the Gospel. Amy managed to put into context what I'd been feeling in my heart, yet lacked the words to articulate. We do ourselves and others a disservice by wearing the, "I'm fine mask". Not too long ago, I posted a message on IG that, trusting God doesn't mean pretending everything is fine. The feedback from that post, made it apparent that this type of authentic message is what we're longing for. We can rest in the tension of being unsatisfied.