Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today's Devotional

Today's Verse
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you.
~Isaiah 46:4
Thoughts on today's verse...
I remember my 30th Birthday... I was devastated, depressed, and downright cranky! I took the day off work and treated myself to a day at the mall. I walked around (by myself...) visited shops (by myself...) and even treated myself to lunch (all by myself...). I was alone in all my loneliness surrounded by a sea of people who didn't know and didn't care.

That was 27 years ago.  Life goes on and I've changed my attitude about aging. I've come too far and know too much to want to go back to the youth of my days.  I am comfortable in my own skin, now.  Even though there are bittersweet days (weeks and months), I would not go back to my youth and have to go through all those experiences again.  No, no Groundhog's Day for me!  A new morning?  Bring it on!  A new experience?  Let's have at it!  And may I remember to thank God for even the painful experiences that have and are forming who I am.  Perhaps it is through the wisdom of aging and that which I have experienced that I am able to have "ministry opportunities".
My prayer...
Lord God, heavenly Father - creator of all heaven and earth, hear my prayer! Thank You for who you are making me... through all the painful experiences, the tears, the joy, the laughter. I hope I am becoming the woman You desire.  Guide me, dear Father and may I age with grace and dignity.

Yours, because we're His,

~Tamara