Psalms 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Have you ever felt like you were missing something in life? Everything seems to be going well, but you feel like something is missing. That void in our lives is God’s presence.

The reason why our joy appears to be waning is because we haven’t spent time in His presence. In His presence there is a fullness of joy. That void between where we are and fullness can be filled by spending time in His presence. It doesn’t seem like His presence can fill that void, but if His presence won’t fill it, what else will? We can’t expect to think a new career, debt freedom, or entertainment in general will fill that void. Only being in His presence can fill our void.

On top of the joy that only God can fulfill, at His right hand there are endless pleasures. God wants to give us stuff. Whatever our hearts desire, that aligns with godliness, God wants to give it to us.

The commonality between fullness of joy and endless pleasures is being in the presence of God. We can try, but we’ll never be truly satisfied without His presence. At a certain time of the day, remove all distractions and let’s quiet ourselves to spend time in His presence. In His presence, there is an abundance of joy and endless pleasures.