The Bible has promises for every stage of life and especially for the old in age to claim.
“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).
Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Human life changes but God is constant in His dealing with children. His love endures forever (Psalms 100:5). The care, tenderness, and affection that the Lord bestows on His children in their infancy and youth will continue with them until they are full of years.
God’s love surpasses that of the most tender parent and the kindest nourisher of the young. The parent’s love may grow less as their children reach adulthood, but God’s love continues till the end. His people are the objects of His love and care (1 Peter 5:7).
Growing older does not make people less dependent. Every stage of life makes the believers more aware of their need of God’s sustaining grace. As the Lord takes care of His own in their infancy, He will not leave them in their infirmities and the trials of the advanced years of life. “O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come” (Psalm 71:17,18).
The Lord will never forsake us for we are His workmanship and His redeemed children, redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:19). “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
When compassed about with infirmities, let us pray “Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent” (Psalm 71:9) and claim His promise that says “I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4). If we learn to trust in and love him, we need not be anxious about our remaining days or years. He will still provide for us and watch over us as His children.
In His service,
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