Isaiah 46:4: “Even to your old age, I am He, / And even to gray hairs I will carry you! / I have made, and I will bear; / Even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

March 7th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

God promises to not only take care of us but to carry us from womb to tomb. This means that if we let Him use us, we will never be too old to be useful in His Kingdom. How old can we be and still be used by God? Galileo was 73 when he made his greatest discovery. Benjamin Franklin was 81 when he successfully mediated disagreeing factions at the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Winston Churchill was 65 when he became British Prime minister for the first time, leading his nation against the evils of Hitler. Grandma Moses, who started painting in her late 70s, was 80 when she held her first exhibition. Martha Kingston was 84 years young when she gave her heart to the Lord for the first time on a Sunday morning.

How is it that so many in our day associate getting older with loneliness, physical decline, and a retreat into inactivity? God says the key to usefulness in old age is asking the LORD to carry us into more usefulness in His Kingdom. He has promised that we can have a rewarding and productive old age.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the LORD
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing. (Psalm 92:12–14)

God promises: “I will carry you!” The main difference between idols and God Almighty is that an idol has to be carried by others, while our Heavenly Father carries us.

“Thank You, LORD, that You promise to carry us if we will let You. So, LORD, we ask You to carry us this day.”