Despair over the Meaningless January 19, 2016

In view of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, the opinion of Dr. Viktor Frankl, one time professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Vienna is relevant. He wrote that “crimes of violence…were only symptoms of a deeper sickness, which he called ‘despair over meaningless’ “. And long ago, wise Solomon, facing the issue of the broken world of his day wrote,, “I have seen the things that are done under the sun-all of them meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” He then cried out, “My soul thirsts for God for the living God … “my tears have been my food day and night.” “why are you cast down, O my soul? But his searching resulted in his finding the answer, as he urged his readers, “Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him…” When we come to wit’s end corner, to the end of our rope, you and I can reach out to Jesus for the strength we need, knowing that He is reaching out to us.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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