“I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14, NLT) This life can never satisfy! I know, it is not what you wanted to hear at this very moment. Have you ever studied the book of Ecclesiastes? The wisest person (next to Jesus) who ever lived is searching for happiness and meaning.
As I think of our foster care system and what is so lacking there, and with the thought of our judiciary system that will be weighing in on what is best for our foster grands tomorrow, I am moved to feelings of despair. “What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered. . . the fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. . .” (Eccl. 1:15; 9:11). But then Solomon reminds me, “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things” (11:5).
And never fail to remember, “a good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume” …and “sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us” (Eccl. 7:1a, 3).
“I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 8:17a
So, live by faith being diligent in fearing God and obedient to His commands. He is the final Judge!