Healing for emptiness.
For many people, life seems to have no purpose in it. It is empty. People turn to drugs because there is nothing that calls them to live life at its fullest. Marriages become boring because nothing binds people together except sex and when that is lackluster new partners are sought. People lack the will to live because they find no meaning in it all.
Victor Frankl in Man's Search for Meaning, tells of a fellow prisoner in a World War II concentration camp. Life was hard and people sometimes ran into the electric fences deliberately to end it all. They could not stand it. A musician confided in Frankl one day, "I had a dream, would you like to hear it?" Of course, Frankl agreed. "I dreamed that a voice said to me, ask whatever you want to know and I will tell you." The composer said, "Do you know what I asked? I asked when we would be free."
The dream took place in February of 1945 and the conversation with Frankl took place on March 1, l945. The answer in the dream was that they would be free on March 30, 1945. During that month the man was able to endure any rigors of the concentration camp life. But as the time came closer to March 30, it became obvious that they would not be free. On March 29, he became very ill, on March 30, he was delirious with fever, and on March 31 he was dead.
that when one knows the relationship between the will to live and the
system, it becomes obvious that the man's immune system fought
the latent typhus infection. When he lost the will to live
the infection took over and took his life.
quotes Nietzsche at this point: "He who has a why can endure any
If your reason to live is your children and they are killed in an accident, your life seems worthless. If your reason is to make lots of money and you lose it all, what then? If that which gives your life meaning is finite and destructible, what happens when it is lost. But what if your life and purpose were related to the Eternal, Indestructible Creator of the Universe?
Jesus said : "...be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things."(Mt.6:33TEV) In another passage Jesus said, "I have come in order that you might have life--life in all its fullness." (John 10:10TEV) Augustine confessed: "God has made us for Himself and we are restless until we rest in Him." A Christian catechism begins: "Man's purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."
Having found God you have an indestructible reason to live. If you have a reason to live, you can endure anything.
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