When life feels

Meaningless

"I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind."

Ecclesiastes 1:14

There’s an emptiness that runs rampant in every person’s heart. For years I struggled with feeling like life is utterly meaningless. there was no goal and no prize, all that I did would one day come to an end. I would be a distant memory to this world, as if I never even existed. I felt like there was no purpose in anything I did; all the striving was in vain because it eventually would fade like vapor in the wind. I had no future, no hope for what’s ahead because nothing was ahead. But what I discovered was that I was half way right.

What half was I right about? That there is no meaning to this world. All of it’s vanity and it’s ways are meaningless. Just like King Solomon, I had seen “all things that are done under the sun” meaning everything that this human life offers us. What I found is that there is no meaning to any of them, they are all fleeting and they leave me feeling more empty than before.

What half was I wrong about? That everything ends. Yes, it is true that this world and everything of it will pass away, but God’s Word will always remain. There is something that lasts forever, and it is all things of God. He remains when nothing else will. Isn’t that amazing? It’s unfathomable. As far as having a future, I have a future ahead of me called Heaven, and everything I do here has a purpose as long as it furthers the Kingdom. There is a goal and a Hope.

Ecclesiastes is a book that talks about the meaningless of this world, and at the end I believe the author hit the target when he says, “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

 

The only things that TRULY fills us and satisfies our longing of purpose is our UPWARD CALLING. Our hope is in our God, our Savior.

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."

Romans 8:18