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Today’s Verse“… I carried you when you were born, and I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.” — Isaiah 46:3-4 ERV
DevotionYou’re getting older now. Your hair is turning gray. There are other signs as well. Indeed, there are many signs that the inevitable is happening – and happening all too quick. You’re not as strong as you used to be. Your endurance isn’t as good. Reading glasses have become a necessity.
When people speak, you have to tilt your head to hear. Then there’s the surest sign of all: young men won’t let you carry the heavy items. You don’t have to ask. They’re quick to step in and take over for you. How long before they take over everything? How long before they turn you into a mere spectator of life?
Moreover, what will you do when it’s not as easy to take care of the everyday concerns of life? If Jesus tarries and you live long enough, there will come a time when you’ll probably need some help. What will you do then? You’ve seen the news stories. You’ve seen what became of stronger people than you when old age got the better of them. It wasn’t pretty. What will you do when you get to their age? Will you give in to fear and worry? Have you already given in?
Our verses for today tell you why you don’t need to do that. You can set your mind at rest. The Lord will carry you. He’ll make sure you have what you need. He’ll make sure that you have the help you need. Maybe right now you can’t see what He has in store for you, but that doesn’t mean He doesn’t have anything. When the time comes, when the time is right, the help you’ll need will be there. Why, then, worry about it?
After all, hasn’t He been carrying you since the day you were born? You didn’t make it in life as far as you have on your own, did you? Didn’t you have the help of the Lord every step of the way? Why, then, would you think it would stop just because you got old?
So, then, relax. The Lord will carry you to safety to the very end of your days. Even if there’s some dark days ahead, He’ll carry you through them to the end.