Do you crave meaning? (Part 2)

Written by Darren Hewer

How do we understand our world? When we experience things, do we base our understanding on ourselves?

If our meaning in life is based on our emotions, this meaning will always change. If our life is going well, life will seem great. If it’s not, it’ll seem terrible. This is why finding real meaning in life requires more than just me. It has to be grounded in something or someone else; and this “something” must be entirely, totally, 100% trustworthy. Otherwise, with nothing to ground us, we’re constantly trying to stand firm in mid-air.

In this video (part 2 of 2, see the first part here), author Erwin McManus explores some of the ideas found in his book, Soul Cravings. Here he focuses on how to have a firm foundation on which to be confident, even when our experience in the world doesn’t seem to make sense. We encourage you to watch, and explore our Soul Cravings website if you’re interested in learning more.


Watch part 1 here.

Do you identify with longing for meaning in life? Have you been searching for a way to feel grounded, only to discover the things of this world are more like shifting sand than solid ground? Feel free to contact us by email if you’d like to share your thoughts.

5 Responses to “Do you crave meaning? (Part 2)”

  • Sharon says:

    to Gwen yes everything is futile without God. life changes all the time I have experience changes all the time. it is no fun but I am glad I am Christian there is a comfort to know that HE never changes it is hard when i go through changes but then people remind me of it and i see or hear things and that encourages me

  • gwen says:

    doesn’t Jesus says that everything is futile without Him?

  • Aldo says:

    Janice, I am sorry to hear of your unbelief.

    To say that you disbelieve God is to deny all that He is, and all that He’s done, including sending His Son Jesus Christ as your Savior and the Savior of all mankind.

    As for where He is in the events of your life, it may be that He is being hindered from working in them due to any number of reasons, including disobedience. It is something to think about.

    God’s love for you is irrefutable, and He wants the very best for you. So often we are not in the place where we can receive it. An example is not being able to receive God’s blessings when we have robbed Him by not paying our tithes (Malachi 3:8), and so many other examples.

    Janice, I suggest that you make an appointment with God. Tell Him that you will meet with Him in your “prayer closet.” Go quite often until you have heard from Him.

    May God make Himself known to you in a very special way.

  • Janice says:

    I believe I need help with my unbelief. Knowing if I am strong enough to stand up for Jesus. Seeing my family in despair and wondering how to help and wondering if I can trust God to help even though he says worry not that he has a plan, when does the plan come to be?
    Being retired and wondering can we take care of ourselves financially and emotionally?
    Being bored and asking God what should I do as finances don’t allow us to do a lot
    Is this it for us? Where is God in all this ?

  • Lydia says:

    how encouraging to be connected to the One that makes sense of it all! Praise God!

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