The world you and I live in today is not the world God created us to live in. Once sin entered the world, everything changed. In Genesis 1-2 the triune God of the universe - God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit - in perfect contentment in the Godhead overflowed in their love and affection for one another onto the canvas of creation and created all that was. God the Father is the Author of creation, God the Son is the active Force of creation and the Holy Spirit is the personal Presence of God that brings life to where there is no life. At that moment, outright rebellion is declared again the King of glory and the cosmos fractured.
When sin entered the world, relational chaos was introduced. We all became a selfish society whose purpose is to please ourselves - "if it feels good, do it!" These days anything goes, and nothing is considered wrong. And that is not how God created the world to be. No one takes responsibility for their own actions and faults. And when we fall into the trap of sin, we groan in eager longing, along with creation, for things to be restored.
FOUR PLACES WE RUN TO FIX THINGS:
1. Ourselves - You will never be good enough for God. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how great of a person you are. We are only good enough through CHRIST!
2. Others - The fractures in the foundation of every relationship is "You will satisfy me and complete me." Don't look to others to complete you. You will always be let down because we were not designed to complete each other, Christ is.
3. The World - Common grace is God's good gifts to all. (food, sex, toys, homes, etc) When we run to the world outside the boundaries of what God created things to be enjoyed in, we hamstring and hurt ourselves.
4. Religion - Religion says, "I am going to tilt the scales in my favor by being a good person." There are a lot of "good people" who will be going to hell because they lived their life on being a good person and not a saved person.
Redemption, Rescue and Reconciliation can only be done through Christ alone.