But deep down we know these things do not satisfy. We try to shut from our minds everything unpleasant. We do not want to look too closely at ourselves for fear of what we might find out. And so the days and weeks and years of our life drift by with ever increasing speed.
Then soon tragedy strikes. You lose your job or you may retire. A close relationship goes wrong. Someone you love dies and your world comes crashing down.
‘Oh! God’ we cry out, but we are not sure if there is a God who hears or cares, and we feel lonely and empty.
The happiness we long for vanishes like the morning mist.
This has been written so that you may know that there is a God and that He does care for you and has a purpose for the whole of life that is slowly and surely being worked out.