For without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? (Ecclesiastes 2:25). Do whatever it takes to find a little happiness. But will “do whatever” work? Searching for happiness through pleasure, sex, money, people... All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind”. None of these things is immune to death, disaster, or injustice. Despite life’s trials, we can find fulfillment when God is part of our living and working: “for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”. Life will at times feel meaningless, but “remember your Creator”. Don’t exhaust yourself trying to figure life out, but “fear God and keep his commandments”. Without God as our center, life’s pleasures and sorrows lead only to disillusionment.