When you were young, you might have been the prettiest girl or the hottest guy in the neighborhood. The whole time, people were following you with their eyes, your brain was sharper than ever and you had all your faculties at their sharpest. You’ve been everywhere, had done almost everything and were enjoying the craziest times of your life. And, then you start aging and it becomes unbelievably horrible.
You find yourself less able to do all those things you’ve been doing all your life. You can’t seek new experiences as you are not as agile and healthy as before. You can no longer climb the same mountain you used to. And, obviously, skydiving or jumping from a platform of 45 meters high into a canyon is no longer for the faint-hearted elderly. Life becomes less interesting and more boring.
Little by little, your strength goes away, your eyesight gets weaker, your memory starts collapsing and you’ll start forgetting the names of people and you can no longer sleep at night. You also have to be careful all the time; careful where you walk, careful where you go and careful not to fall. You’ll find yourself groaning when you stand up. The worst is when you can’t eat the same meals you’ve been having since your twenties; say goodbye to late-night pizzas and say hello to healthy diets.
So, in general, getting old means sitting in your house aging like a frail leaf. Well, this is the picture painted by many. But, that’s not what God wants for you. It all depends on your faith as a believer.
Take Abraham, for example. He was old but that didn’t stop him from becoming the Father of All Nations. Noah was around 500-600 years old when he was building the ark. And, Sarah conceived a child at the age of 90. As long as they were obedient and faithful to the Almighty, God took care of them. So, the same goes for you.
If you do the right thing, trust and focus on God’s word, then, trust me, as you get older, life will get even better.
Rejoice in the Lord
As a Christian, God gives you the choice of not having to end up with a big, complaining and goofy attitude. You can instead rejoice in the Lord and He will strengthen you.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
– From Philippians 4:4
“I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
– From Psalm 9:2
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
– From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
– From Zephaniah 3:17
“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
– From Zechariah 9:9
Dwell in Peace
Don’t bitch about the aches, pains, loads of wrinkles and age spots and focus on dwelling in God’s peace.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
– From Numbers 6:24-26
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
– From John 16:33
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
– From John 14:27
[…] Aging as a Christian should be seen as a joy and a blessing. Growing old in faith and with God’s grace is a gift not many are blessed with. The only way to get older and closer with Christ is by standing firm on God’s word. […]