The question above is the very question which a character in a popular TV show could not understand at one point in his life. Yet, it wasn’t long before he realized that it is our feelings…our emotions which guide us. They also help us to make sense of our intellect or life in general. If you are a Trekkie, you know that this was part of a test for Mr. Spock. His mother told him that “the computer knows that you are half human, so it is a logical question”. Many of us flawed, emotional humans tend to have problems dealing with this as well. Maybe not everyday, but at times we do run into situations where our feelings, good or bad, get the best of us. How do you respond in those situations? It depends upon your outlook and whether you depend upon yourself and nobody else or if you seek to understand life through the wisdom afforded to us by God.
So, what do you do when you realize that these words really do have meaning in your life?: “I need help. I can’t do this alone.”
Who or what do you turn to in a time that affects you so greatly that you realize that you can’t handle __________? Whatever it may be. The blanks in your life and mine are, at times, difficult to handle. But, we can get through those times, regardless of how long they last with the strength and wisdom that is found in the Bible. Today it seems that mentioning God or the Bible is an incorrect way of looking for a solution. People today say that this is the 21st century, the Bible isn’t relevant to our problems today. That is a wrong assumption because the problems which we face today are the same as the ones that our grandparents faced over fifty years ago. If you read a historical account of the problems faced in Rome or Jerusalem two thousand years ago, you would find that many of the problems that they faced are the same as today’s problems.
True enough, the technology of the day was much simpler than what we have today but the individual problems of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, unemployment, homelessness, were all still present. There were wars going on in other countries, there was malnutrition and disease. There were people who were rich and getting richer because of the problems in their time just as it is in ours. As the Preacher said in Ecclesiastes 1:9 : “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.“.
I have heard that bell-bottomed jeans are coming back into style and hip-hugger jeans too, so the styles of the ’70’s are also coming back around. Even those platform shoes that were popular at one time are making a comeback. Nothing is new, it just gets recycled into something that many may have forgotten about and it may be called something different but it is still the same. God never changes and He is always there to help if you will let Him. Seek Him out in church or in the Bible, learn about His wisdom and pray that He will give you a new heart and a new life to live into eternity. There is always work to be done, even after we die. The best part about eternity is that we won’t grow old and achy and we will be able to do the work that God has for us regardless of how many years we have lived through in His Kingdom.