Wk 2 Day 5
Isaiah 46:4 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.
Abandoned, forsaken, alone; Frightening words at the very least. I hear many folks today longing for the kind of “community” they eschewed for most of their adult lives. I know that I have been one of those people. In this day, I believe that we are in a rapidly changing environment. With many forms of “communication” available people seem to be lonelier than ever. In all the years I pastored I recall one common thread that ran though people’s desires for their ministers. The ideas of presence, simple availability were paramount virtues held by nearly everyone. It wasn’t just pastors whose presence was desired. Oftentimes those who were considered wise, who were known for their Biblical insights were frequently called upon to be present in people’s lives.
As we age, it may seem that we are being abandoned, we are forsaken and alone. But here’s the thing. WE ARE NOT ALONE! Our Savior has promised He “would never leave (us) or forsake (us).(Hebrews 13:5 Deuteronomy 31:6) Let me ask you this; What can you do right where you are to begin to alleviate the anguish of someone you may know? You may well be a significant part of helping God to fulfill the promise in this verse from Isaiah 46.