“What do you do when you really, really want to understand life, but you can’t?”

October 21, 2018

Our quest to understand life is often frustrated by the fact that we simply don’t have the capacity to understand all that God is doing and why. He is in control, he is working things according to his perfect plan, but why doesn’t it seem to make sense to us sometimes? In our complex passage today the Preacher of Ecclesiastes identifies the real problems in life and reminds us of the few fundamental truths in life we can understand.

Application Questions

  1. In what ways do you see your circumstances as creating your most significant problems in life?
  2. How do you treat life like a system to be manipulated for your benefit?
  3. When you realize that the most significant problems in life are internal, where do you turn?
  4. What can help you remember God’s overwhelming grace in the face of life’s problems?

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Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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