Do you feel like it’s Groundhog Day, every day? Are you going through the motions of living, without really living? I am stuck at the moment. Life does get in the way of our living from time to time. How do you cope when that happens?
King Solomon was a man of great wisdom. He had wealth beyond measure. He could partake in anything that would give him enjoyment. He had servants caring for him, more wives than he could count and a nation who looked up to and honored him. He had access to everything in life and yet during his final days he said it was all meaningless.
There are days when I feel like all I’m doing is chasing the wind. I wake up, go through the same rituals and habits. I try to look for the good in my life and it’s all around me, yet there are times when it gets cloudy and there seems to be no answers to current problems. I find myself wallowing in the rut of sameness, but when something happens to shake me up – I’m not always prepared for it. I get frustrated. I worry. I fret. I cry myself to sleep at times. I often don’t know what to do.
Solomon said that there was nothing new under the sun. Times change, but people have been struggling with the same issues since man fell into sin. If our focus is only on this temporary span we call life, there really is no purpose. What then is the part of life that gives it meaning?
There may be nothing new under heaven but imagine what’s in store for us when we get there. God has promised us a place of complete peace – a place where there will be no sadness, no tears – an eternity of joy. There may be nothing new under the sun, but all things are new under the Son. When we realize that God never changes, even though our circumstances are in a constant state of flux, He is the only One to turn to. He may not give you an answer right away, but you can bet that when He does answer it will be for the best result.
Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage me. You strengthen my soul with your Holy Spirit, and I am washed clean of all my sins through your Son, Jesus. Stay with me as I draw nearer to you. Amen!