Psalm 71:9

9  There are no distinctions when it comes to age.  People grow older with every passing moment.  At some point a shift occurs and they begin to associate themselves with older people.  They recognize the world has moved on and they don’t want to be left behind.

Does your loved one feel used up?  Have they worked for God in their daily lives?  Even David appealed to God to remember him.  It is easy to see that there might be a question, “Can I still be useful to God?”  They may no longer be out and about.  Perhaps your loved one is unable to participate as they used to in God’s work.  They could be wondering if God is going to abandon them to move on to someone with a greater outreach.

God is so amazing.  I do not believe any language on earth can describe Him so that I have a true picture of His might.  God is big, and I place on Him my own ideas of limitation.  The Bible says, “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.  Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV).  God never leaves your loved one to move on to someone else.  He does not have to.  He hears and loves each one of us.  His capabilities know no end.

Prayer time

Heavenly Father, I do not want to box You up into my size packages.  You should not be downsized to enable my comprehension.  Please give me wisdom to share how great is Your love.  I want to reassure my loved one that You will never leave them.  Thank You for answering my prayer.  In Jesus name I pray, amen.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 71:9

  1. We never know what it’s like to experience something until it happens to us. Advancing age is one of those things. So hard to put ourselves in the shoes of the elderly. But you have brought to mind one of the very things our seniors think about. “Have we lost of our worth?” Not just to God, but in their worth in the eyes of their loved ones. Kind of makes me teary-eyed to think that there are people in this world who believe that they are “less than” just because they are old. As you pointed out, God doesn’t see them that way. And neither do I.


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