Anxiety and worry are things we all face and there is much in this world to worry about. We can be anxious about our job, retirement, the economy, the country. We can worry about our health, about our death.
The list is endless but anxiety isn’t good because it robs us of our joy. This is what the teacher in Ecclesiastes has been concerned with and why he has been consistently challenging us with reasons not to worry and enjoy life.
He may sound pessimistic but he keeps coming back to the positive encouragement of enjoying life. Why do good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people? We don’t know. And since we can’t fully know God’s ways what good is worrying about it? A better way to live is to enjoy the life God has given...
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