Ecclesiastes One Night Analysis

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I stumbled upon this chapter in Ecclesiastes one night and as I read it, it was explaining to me exactly how I felt that moment when I had opened my bible. I had been in a busy season of life, and at the end of every day, I was consistently finding myself overwhelmed and stressed, and every night I would think about how life is always going to be stressful, maybe expressed differently and hidden in different aspects of life, but nevertheless, stressful. Many times when I find myself stressed, my perspective is taken off of God and placed on my circumstance, which causes me to not tolerate stress well.

So these days and nights when I found myself stuck in a routine of stress, honestly viewing it as a stormy ocean with no still, dry land in
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"But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I've had a good look at what God has given us to do-- busywork mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time-- but He's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether He's coming or going. I've decided there's nothing better to do than to go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it-- eat drink, an make the most of your job. It's God's gift." (Ecclesiastes 3:9-13)

A few things to note:

God has made everything beautiful in itself and in its time. We can always know that no matter how ugly life may seem, God is ultimately creating the best outcome.

He's left us in the dark, so we can never know what He's doing. When we find uncertainties in our relationships with God, or see gaps in His will for our lives, instead of fearing, we should rejoice! Because God is good and he does good always. Our minds cannot ever fully behold what He is doing.

One more thing,

Make the most of your job. It's God's
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What is overwhelming me? Why is this situation causing me to be overwhelmed? How can I fix it? These questions cause me to realize that the root of my problem is often me striving too hard after the wrong things. The wrong things are not necessarily bad things, but when things equate to a busy life, often I find that I've lost myself in a crazy routine of trying to stay on top of things, failing always. It is only ever necessary to strive hard after God. He will fit in everything else that He finds fitting for our lives, he will place the hobbies, community, work, He will place it all, and He is the only One who, when we give Him all our energy, will give it back in
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