I HAVE been constantly reminded that “old age is not for sissies”.
Tragedies of life affect people of all ages and not only the elderly. There are people of all ages battling with health issues, emotional issues, financial issues… and so the list goes on.
Many of the younger generation seem to have to contend with more than they can handle. Unfortunately, some seek help in things that are so detrimental to them, and so drug and alcohol abuse is rampant.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1, 2). The Psalmist had an immediate answer to his own question. What an important question to ask ourselves: “Where does my help come from?”
Timothy was privileged to have had a godly mother and grandmother whose lives were an example to him. So much so that Paul wrote: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:14, 15).
Parents and grandparents, our children need role models when it comes to matters of faith. We need to teach them that the “Maker of heaven and earth” can help them through any trial and circumstance of life. He is not only able, but willing!
“If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand” (Psalms 37:23, 24). Have faith in God.
Quotations from New International Version