“Even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you” I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
— Isa 46:4.
WHAT A marvellous promise is this! In days of foreboding, when we fear what may lie behind the veil of the impenetrable future!
Disease? Poverty? Suffering? Bereavement? We cannot tell, but we may turn in confidence to our God. He knows just how much we can bear, for He has made us: “I have made, and I will bear, and will deliver you.”
Even to old age! The hoar-frost may silver the head, the sound of the grinding may be low, the silver cord may be frayed even to the breaking, lovers and friends may have passed on to the other world; like the last apple on the bough, we may be left alone; but in the second childhood as in the first—”Even to your old age—I will carry you”; “For Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee. So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my Helper, I will not fear” (Heb 13:5).
O God, our Father, we are Thine, May we never doubt Thy enduring mercy. We thank Thee! AMEN.
~ F.B. Meyer ~