Isaiah 46:4


Last week was my birthday. One more year.  One more candle.  I use to cringe at the thought of growing one year older, but now, I realize that it is a gift. I know there are those who have walked into eternity who would have gladly accepted grey hair, wrinkles, sunspots, and whatever else comes with aging. Growing old is not a curse, it is a blessing. 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; I will sustain you and I will…

“And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:  I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” (Isaiah 46:4).  Recently I read a perfect illustration of trust.  Have you ever noticed the expression of an infant being carried on the shoulder of his mother or father?  The baby’s face is a study in total relaxation and trust.  While the parent sees where the two are headed, the child can see only where they have been.  The infant is not worried about being at least five feet in the air because he trusts the one that is holding him.  God promises to carry us for a lifetime.

Prayer:   Lord, I want to trust You more.  I want to continue leaning on my Father’s shoulder knowing that He knows the way to take me.  I am dependent on Your care.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton