- Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NKJV) Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”
Recently someone shared with me about an elderly parent with failing health that was moving in with one of their children. The explanation being: “If something happens.”
Of course the unspoken understanding was that something was going to happen.
In all our lives there are a few inescapable forces that cannot be stopped or controlled. Count on it: Something is going to happen.
As night follows day, the unavoidable and the inevitable is going to happen. Life does not remain the same—people change, you change, life changes—those seasons of life when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” will draw near, it’s an unstoppable fact of life.
This is not a call to despair or cynicism; it is a call to cherish the special moments now. It is a call to say your “I love you”s and “Thank you”s now, to not build mountains out of mole hills—to be more forgiving, understanding, and patient. For trust me, something is going to happen and when it does the fewer regrets you have the better.
And by the way, if you are going through one of those “What-I-feared-has-come-upon-me” seasons of life, remember: “The eternal God is your refuge.”
The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
Deuteronomy 33:27 (NKJV)
- When you know you’re in trouble… (pastorkemp.com)