Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Grace and Peace to you!
Todays uplift: As We Age “Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to
come.” (Psalm 71:18)
One tends to grow resentful against the limitations and increasing infirmities associated with
aging, even complaining to God and others about growing old—at least until one considers the alternative! We need to remember that as long as the Lord preserves our lives, He has some ministry for us to perform for “this generation” and “to every one that is to come.”
The Scriptures abound with promises of blessing in old age, so growing old should be an
occasion for rejoicing and deepened commitment to whatever the Lord enables one to do. “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: . . . Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age” (Psalm92:12-14). But if there develops a tendency to grow spiritually cold with age, the admonition of Paul is appropriate. “Aged men should be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, . . . teachers of good things” (Titus 2:2-3).
Thus, the heartfelt prayer of the psalmist in our text is still appropriate today, for all who will,
sooner than they think, enter the time of old age. Note also the following prayer: “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth” (Psalm 71:9). That God will answer such a prayer, offered in faith and sincerity, was affirmed by David when he said: “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25). The time of old age can be a time of happy harvest if we have sowed the seeds of good fruit.
As we are more than half way through the year, we Gods people should stop to count our
blessings. If we do this honestly and fully, no matter what our problems may have been during the year, we will have to confess that God, as always, has crowned the year with goodness.
Over comer, your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace; and your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you. Be Grateful!
Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Over comer!!