There are two kinds of desires, those of the surface and those from the depths. We are quick to recognize the surface desires, i.e. possessions, position, and power, but they can never satisfy the depth of who we are.
It is like eating a pickle to satisfy the craving for chocolate cake. It just doesn’t work.
The lasting emotional comfort we crave can only come from one source, the Eternal God. Scripture tells us, “God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in his sight…” (Ecclesiastes 2:26). Joy that comes from him lasts because he is the eternal source, the never ending giver of joy.