Every day that you wake up is a day from God. You may wake up filled with pain, grief, sorrow and hurting; all you want is for the pain to stop. Trust me God knows it. He still loves you and He cares for you more than you know.
Have you ever consider that when you came into this world it was through someone else’s pain. The pain of a mother giving birth to her child. Even though she knew the cost of pain, she was willing to bare it, endure it, to bring her child into this world. She did it even though it would mean unbearable pain. And yes, even the possibility of her death.
So what is it that gives us the strength to bare the unbearable pain that most certainly comes with life? Love, we do it all for love time and time again. For love of family, for the love of a friend, Oh! Let us not forget for the love of life itself.
The wisest man in the world once said, “All is vanity, a chasing of the wind.” Many scholars have made attempts to interpret what Solomon, King David’s son, meant by a chasing of the wind. I heard it’s been said that his words were spoken out of great depression. I believe now that he shared these word out of great love. A love for life, the kind of life that only God can give. The same God that gave him His wisdom.
Solomon had come to a point of understanding that without God’s involvement in every aspect of your life, “All is vanity, meaningless, it is but a chasing of the wind.” None of our possessions, people, places or things really matter when you peel back the layers and discover that their is no love. When it comes to love, God is its author; Jesus is its deliver; and the Holy Spirit is its comforter.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
24 There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and enjoy his work. I have seen that even this is from God’s hand,25 because who can eat and who can enjoy life apart from Him? 26 For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
15 So I commended enjoyment because there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat, drink, and enjoy himself, for this will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.
Through all these struggles and cares of life, God makes it worth living! Amen