Isaiah 46:4 God Will Sustain You

Side view of old man

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 rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 

Fear of being able to make it in the older age is very common among many people. Among the young people, there is very little thought given towards being elderly and survival during that time.

However, those in the forties to fifties begin to think about it more. They begin to worry about their retirement plan, where they will live, how they will take care of things, medical expenses, and more. The world has fear of being older, because they are trying to make it on their own.

Isaiah quotes God as saying He is the one who had formed Israel and will be the one to sustain them. God will carry them through it all and provide the needed salvation.

While people can be wise to prepare for their elder years, it is really God who provides what is needed. Just as fast as a retirement fund can be raised up, it can also crumble overnight to nothing. Man has very little control over the future events. He can only control himself, not outside forces.

In this way people must trust in God. Believers must trust God and follow His leading. God will lead one as to what to do with the money and materials they have, whether to invest or not. God can use a retirement fund to support a person, but He also has a billion other ways to support the person.

God is the one who really provides, not the job or retirement accounts. It is God who brings about salvation of the soul and the body, not self or others.

Each day as you are getting older, learn to put all of your trust and hope in God. Do not put your trust in self or the things and ways of this world. Everything in this world can and will fail at some point. God will never fail.

God is able to meet every need that you have in many different ways. Follow Him and His leading to know what is best for your life. What works for one person, may not work for you. God has His own plan for your life, follow it and you will be sustained when you are old and gray.

I pray today that you will know the salvation of Jesus; that you will see God’s hand of provision; that you will trust God’s provision for your life; and that you will know God’s will for your life. 

Having The Courage To Budge When God Nudges (Guest Post)

Here is a devotional I read a few days ago by Denise Pass that really spoke to me. I think it is something that everyone needs to hear once in a while. 
Daily Devotion – Having The Courage To Budge When God Nudges

 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

 

It might start with a whisper to your soul. A nudge in your heart. We get uncomfortable in our spirit and sense God is leading us in a new direction. But we do not want to budge. Really, we don’t. We might rationalize that it was just indigestion or those silly emotions, but the nudge continues.

Or perhaps God gets our attention a little more blatantly. This can often be the case with me, when I stubbornly cling to what I know instead of the one Who knows my soul best. It is what we do in those moments of revelation, when we pause long enough to look up and ask God for direction, that can make all the difference in the world.

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To read the rest of the article, and other great articles she has written at Denise’s blog page: Daily Devotion–Having The Courage To Budge When God Nudges

Numbers 10:35 God Leads The Way

“Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, Raise up, LORD! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you.” Numbers 10:35

While the Israelites were camped in the desert God would appear in a cloud over the tabernacle by day, and a pillar of fire by night. Whenever God was ready to have the Israelites move, God would begin to move the cloud. As God started to move the Israelites, Moses would give praise to God as He would lead the way. God went before them and Moses would proclaim that their enemies would be scattered from before them.

Although God does not (at least I have not heard of it) lead anyone today in a cloud, God does still lead people through a desert. Most people are not in a physical desert, but they are in the desert of this life. There is chaos and wilderness around them.

Allow God to rise up and lead you in your desert. Think about the Israelites in that great big wilderness. They did not have any sign posts, maps or GPS to guide them. All they could do was rely on God.

When you see God starting to move in your desert, you must being willing to follow. God is going out before you on the path you must walk. Each person’s desert is a different from the next person. The length of the desert is also different for each person. The common thing is that you may be alone other than God being with you.

As you are walking in the desert, there will be many enemies out there. Some will be physical enemies, people who physically fight against you, sickness, accidents, and other events in life. Many will be non-physical, depression, fear, worry, rejection, loneliness, and many other mental enemies. God is going before you and can remove those enemies in your life.

Are you trusting God to remove the enemies in your life?

Are you trusting God to lead you through your desert?

I pray today that you will see God’s leading in your life; that you will know the path God has for you; that you will trust God to lead you correctly; that you will trust God to remove the enemies from before you; and that God will bring you into the land He has for you.