Have you ever felt empty? I mean empty in your heart, empty in your spirit, empty in your soul, not empty in your stomach, but empty in the real you, your personality? You look around and you think, Well, I've got everything I need, and I can live anywhere I want to live, I can drive anything I want to drive. And everything seems to be so right, but somehow deep down inside, something's missing. And oftentimes you may talk to folks and you say, "Well, you know, let me tell you what's going on in my life". And they'll give you some suggestion and you may ask yourself the question, "Well, what have I done wrong? Or what's missing in my life"?
Is there anything going on in your life that if you stopped and were really, really honest about it, you'd have to say, "This is my attempt to fill up my emptiness, this is my attempt to do something about my loneliness, this is my attempt to do something about my feeling that nothing's ever right. I'm some somehow not acceptable. I can't do enough right," because, you see, until you have a personal intimate relationship with him, life is not gonna be right, no matter who you are. And I think one of the worst types of life, watch this, is not to have nothing, but to have everything and can't figure out why none of it works, and there are many people like that. They have all the money they want. They can go anywhere they want to go. They can do mostly anything they want to do, and yet, remaining on the inside is this gnawing, continuous, throbbing of emptiness, loneliness, frustrations and fears and all the things that accompany that.
Charles Stanley - Before You Step Out of the Will of God