Retirement: God Provided Assistance
July 31, 2023

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Retirement: God Provided Assistance”

As we get older, as grey starts popping out of our heads, when we become a little more tired and worn out, we wonder, “Is God finished with me? Is it time for someone else, someone younger to come and pick up the mantle of ministry?”

The answer is no.

Our problem isn’t with age, rather it’s in a society that idolizes youth, and so the older we get the more marginalized we feel. But the truth is we’re never too old, and while there is assisted by God living, there is no retirement.

The Bible says that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and that when we’re weak, that’s when God is at full strength (Philippians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 12:10).

Caleb, whose name means “whole-hearted and faithful,” was 85 years old when he went to Joshua asking for one of the hardest places to conquer.

“Give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.” (Joshua 14:12)

And even while King David succumbed to these sorts of thoughts. “Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails” (Psalm 71:9), David also knew that God was there to assist him saying, “O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me” (Psalm 71:12).

And so, if you are feeling tired and worn out, let David’s prayer by yours today.

“Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” (Psalm 71:18)

There’s no retirement plan in doing the Lord’s work; only God provided assistance.

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