All The Years of Our Lives

I have been thinking about how different verses in the bible have grabbed my attention through the various stages of life. Being at a point in life that I have more yesterdays than I will have tomorrows gives me the benefit of hindsight as I look back on my life.

When I was younger verses such as Jeremiah 29:11 were ones I prayed and embraced as I was seeking to build my life and resume. The future was always on my mind and I wanted God’s blessing for my future.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

After a serious health crisis, in which I almost died, while I was recovering a seeking God’s help to rebuild my life the verse in Philippians 4 stood out to me.

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Now that I am older the verses that have taken on a whole new meaning are what Paul wrote. I want to be able to say I fulfilled what I was called to do. My desire is to be able to say what Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 

As I live with chronic illness 2 Corinthians 1 has been one I pray for in my life to experience God’s comfort and strength and to show it to others.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God “

My point is that whatever stage of life we are in whether it is conception to birth, infancy to childhood, teen years, young adult, middle age or senior years, it is obvious to me in scripture that God cares about every phase of our lives and also about the ups and downs of our lives. God wants relationship with us in every part of our lives. He has given us his word, the bible, to guide us and strengthen us.

God’s desire is to be with us through all of the years and experiences of our lives and then when our earthly lives are over to welcome us home to heaven. That is the thought I want to leave you with today as we start our weekends. 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

30 thoughts on “All The Years of Our Lives

  1. Amen! It’s amazing to realize that every stage of our earthly journey His words have different effects on us. I like the verse where Paul stated that He wanted to be poured out like a drink offering. I’ve often heard scholars teach that this was just how he ended up dying in the end. May our lives at the end, and in the middle always be poured out before the Lord, who is so worthy of it all.

  2. It is wonderful that no matter where we are in life, there are scriptures to guide and strengthens us and bless us with God’s love. It looks like you started teaching at a young age. 🙂 I enjoyed your post and scriptures.

  3. What reassuring words you wrote, yes, God does care about us at every stage of life and we need to embrace His love, even and especially if there are days when we don’t feel close to Him. Thank you!

  4. Thank you! It always interesting to look back over the years. God teaches us many lessons especially from the mistakes we’ve made. I’m thankful He works it all out for good.

  5. I understand completely I have #fibromyalgia I have pain all over my body, some days are worse than others. God bless you have a wonderful day In Jesus Name.

  6. Absolutely big bro!. God is just so endearing, sticking with all all through. Even to our old age, He is there. A “Forever yes I do” He has signed with us.

    So much love we’ve got!. 💃

  7. Wonderful! God truly cares about every stages of our lives. Thank you, big brother for being you! You are an encourager to all of us. May God continue to bless you.

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