Are you running on the hamster wheel of life? Or maybe you’re the hamster buried under all the wood chips in the corner and can’t even get to the wheel! Do you find yourself with more on your plate than there seems to be hours in the day to complete it?! Well then be encouraged!!!
Joshua13:1 very “tenderly” addressed this issue for me… ‘You are growing old, and much … remains to be conquered. Good grief like I need to be reminded I’m growing OLD!! But God whispered, look deeper, dear one, look deeper. The whole verse states, When Joshua was an old man, the LORD said to him, “You are growing old, and much land remains to be conquered.
God sees you too, He knows not only your age but your physical and emotional state. He knows your to-do list (that which He planned for you to accomplish before you were even born (Eph. 2:10)), and He has not forgotten what you are up against or how many hours He built into the number of days He’s given you (Psalm 139:16).
God knows and CARES about your details just as He did for Joshua. God saw what Joshua was up against, little time and still much to be conquered, so in 13:6 God says, I myself … will fight for you Joshua, ...So be sure to give…
Dear one, God knows your load and only His shoulders are strong enough to carry it successfully. So tuck into Him, and when He brings you success in your old age (which is really ANY age because you will always be old to someone and young to another) be sure to give it away… share His gifts to HIS glory and praise.
Matthew 11:28 NIV “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
John 15:4-5 NLT Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
…I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit,… John 15:16
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Jeremiah 17:7 NIV “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.