Find Your Meaning in Creation
Scientists know that purposelessness is harmful to health, but where will they find a purpose in their purposeless universe?
You could go to a Bible-believing church to find meaning in life, but secular culture wants you to trust science for everything. And so we see UC San Diego putting out a press release, “Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being,” along with a smiling psychologist. The subtitle says, “Study examines meaning in life and relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning,” but nothing about a soul or spirit. It’s a “study.” Well then. We hope they studied hard about finding meaning in meaninglessness. Dr Dilip V. Jeste, a.k.a. Captain Obvious, explains:
The study, published online in the December 10, 2019 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, found the presence of meaning in life is associated with better physical and mental well-being, while the search for meaning in life may be associated with worse mental well-being and cognitive functioning. “When you find more meaning in life, you become more contented, whereas if you don’t have purpose in life and are searching for it unsuccessfully, you will feel much more stressed out,” said Jeste.
This is an odd article. It promotes all the blessings of meaning in life, but doesn’t say where to find it. Should you order it from Amazon.com?
Darwinism cannot produce “meaning” out of an unguided, unintelligent natural process. Whatever is, just happened. You can’t pull meaning out of meaninglessness and have it mean anything.
Paul wrote, “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (I Timothy 6:6). He even found meaning in his sufferings and persecutions (II Corinthians 12:1-10), but died fulfilled, contented, and confident of great gain in heaven (II Tim 4:1-8).
The Bible is filled with purpose and meaning. David said in Psalm 57:2, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” Jesus said that He came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). That’s the theme of The John 10:10 Project – a website filled with free short films that can help encourage you to not only find your purpose in life through God, but to enjoy it abundantly. Look over the videos and try one that looks appropriate to your situation right now.