... We rejoice in our sufferings ... suffering produces endurance ...
I was concentrating on a craft project, leaning into it at my desk. I decided to stop, and stiffened muscles gave a rude awakening, reminding me I am not as young as I was. I painfully straightened into a more upright position. The aches and pains of maturing gracefully, or just aging in my case (there was not much gracefulness in my movements), gave me a chuckle. While my agility and grace were lacking, God’s grace was not! His favor and kindness towards us are a daily blessing. I remember the bible verse on suffering producing endurance, and within the word itself, is “end.” With God in control, I know that whatever my aging future holds, I rest in him. Psalm 73:26 reminds me that my body may fail, but God is my strength.
Lord, thank you for the abilities we have and your grace when our bodies complain. Amen.
Reflect: God promises that he is always with us; God cannot lie.
Read: Psalm 73:26 and Joshua 1:9