Aging with Grace

In elder years I begin to fret.
Forgetting things makes me upset.
Is this normal a mind that’s blurry,
or do I have cause for greater worry?
I forget the date and peoples names.
I forget instructions to children’s games.
In my angst I lose sight
that Jesus is with me through the night.
I’m tempted to fear what may be,
Angry at God for hardship I see.
Feelings takeover and hide the truth—
To rely on His strength as I lose my youth.
Thankfully He’s numbered those days that groan,
and holds my hand to guide me home.
Amazing grace from the throne above,
being griped forever in His unfailing love.

When I thought, “My foot is slipping,” 
Your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. 
When the cares of my heart are many, 
your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm 94:18-19

Special Election Edition

It may seem chaotic, but God’s love keeps lifting me (higher and higher)

An anxious heart weighs a man down, 
but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 12:25

The pandemic and the election have weighed us all down with anxiety. So here is a kind word from the Word to cheer us up.

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” 
your love, O Lord, supported me. 
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:18-19

This verse reminds me of the 1967 R&B song by Jackie Wilson: “Your love keeps lifting me (higher and higher)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzDVaKRApcg

So — “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

Finally,

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7