The feelings are either hopelessness or hopefulness, depending on your focus.
Most of my life I put my hope in acheivements, feelings, relationships, others approval, lack of strife and sufficient money. I was regularly disappointed.
I don’t know where I picked up the thought that a good life was easy. Even fairy tales have bad sections.
When I met Jesus….I found my heart that was clinging to others and things was filled in new ways. That deep place that was never satisfied was touched and shown beauty, possibility and HOPE.
I’m sure that could disappear if I ignored God but I’d rather seek MORE!
For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever. Psalm 100:5 MSG
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV