Friday, 11th August, 2023
Topic: PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS (3)
Text: Psalm 92:12-15
“Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4)
I am always inspired when I see very elderly couples who are still committed to themselves, especially when one of the partners is indisposed and has to depend on the other for support. This, I see with my parents-in-law. Seeing daddy, at ninety, patiently, gently and compassionately caring for mummy at eighty three always leaves a message in me! What a reminiscence of God’s faithfulness to His children throughout life!
God is faithful throughout all the stages of our lives. There is no stage of my life that has often moved me to tears when I think of God’s faithfulness as much as my teenage years. Sometimes, I wonder how I went through it undamaged! (Psa 71:17).
David also lamented when he thought about God’s faithfulness through the various stages of his development. “By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.”(Psa 71:6). He recognized that God’s faithfulness didn’t begin from his adulthood but from his mother’s womb.
If you also think about the experiences your mother shared with you about how you were born and survived against the odds, you will also praise God like David. Like Cece Winans sang, “And all my life You have been faithful And all my life You have been so, so good, With every breath that I am able, Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God”.
God’s faithfulness goes throughout lifetime. God won’t start with you at the early age and then abandon you at old age. “For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death.” (Psa 48:14).
The fear of growing old, that is, gerascophobia, has created more evil than old age itself. These include the fear of being undesirable because of changing outlook; fear of declining mental and physical health; fear of loneliness; fear of not being able to support oneself financially; fear of losing one’s partner someday and even the fear of death itself. If you have committed your life to Jesus, you have no reason to fear any of these (Psa 37:25; 37). God has promised to remain true to your old age and to care for you. “I will still be the same when you are old and gray, and I will take care of you. I created you. I will carry you and always keep you safe” (Isa 46:4 CEV). ‘I will still be the same’ means, ‘I will remain faithful’.
Friends, as you are growing older, things may change in you and around you, but do know that your God will not change. He remains faithful! Hallelujah!
1. Father, I praise You for Your guaranteed faithfulness throughout every stage of my life, even to my old age.
2. Father, please, let this truth drive away all fears that come with changes in and around me in Jesus name.
1. The God who brought me out of my mother’s womb is faithful now and will still be faithful to my old age.
2. As I am growing older, things are changing in me and around me but I am excited that my God is not changing.