What’s the Point?

No one aspires to be the kind of friend Job had. He called them miserable comforters because they judged him and presented lengthy discourses when what Job needed was an empathetic listener.

 My friend and I were discussing how not to deepen another’s pain with meaningless words.  In the midst of suffering and depression, her friend had lost hope questioning, “What is the point of my life?” I don’t know that anything my friend could say would be beneficial yet being present speaks love and concern without words.

Thousands of years ago, Job asked something similar, “Why was I born?” Today, we are still pondering the reason of our existence.

What makes life meaningful? Fortunately, we do not have to formulate a response to the question, “What is the point of my life?” God knows His purpose for each of us even when we do not. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 138:8

From an eternal perspective, a life is never pointless if a person worships God and intercedes for others.

When Satan roars lies into my ears, “Your life doesn’t matter. Everything you do is pointless.” I turn my focus to the King of Kings by recalling parts of Revelation 4

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty who was, and is and is to come… Worthy are you, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things and because of your will they existed and were created.

Or I lift up a prayer for God to strengthen believers who are being persecuted, for his comfort for those grieving, or for the peace of Jerusalem.

Showing kindness, encouraging someone in the smallest way or spending time in God’s word is never worthless to our Lord.

You cannot determine the value of your life by using the world’s standards. 1 Corinthians 1:27 reminds us, “The Lord has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.”

 Plant one mustard seed by faith each day and trust God to bear His fruit.

6 thoughts on “What’s the Point?

  1. Lynn, this could not have come at a better time. A dear friend is facing a tragic heartbreak. What do I say? Your wisdom reminded me that there is nothing I can say that will change the circumstances or the depth of her pain. Presence is what I can give and sometimes presence is giving space, praying separately. Sometimes it physical presence with a non judgmental mind. And, if I am to speak, to pause and ask Jesus to give me the words He would have me say. God bless you for your beautifully expressed wisdom and faithfulness. Thank you.

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    • It is so hard to see our friends suffer and not to be able to alleviate their painso we want to do or say something. Since we are all different places in our experience with God even saying the things I would want to hear may hurt or burden my friend

      Thank you Jane for adding your insights to this conversation

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  2. Lynn,
    I am so grateful that at times like this there are people like you who are thinking deeply and spiritually. You are an inspiration! Keep thinking and praying and worshipping and writing. Well done.

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