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Do Not Forsake the Work of Your Hands

June 10, 2014

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Do Not Forsake  the Work  of Your Hands

As we get older  and older  —  really older  —  we can see  weaknesses  creeping in.     There can be a number  of health issues,  memory issues,  and a general  slowing down  of abilities.     Aging becomes  more and more pronounced  and set  in its ways.     It is no surprise  that it is irreversible.     No one can stop time.

There are those  who fret  and worry  about their aging process  —  even to the point  of having a face lift,  using hair dyes,  facial creams,  and hair restorations.     That list  could go  on and on.     But,  none of that  will really  stop aging.

Whether we die young  or at a very old age,  our lives are  in God’s hands.     King David  knew that  very well  as he praised  the LORD  one day  at a time  —  every day.     So,  why do we need  to always praise  the LORD?     David says  it well  in Psalm 138:8,

The LORD  will accomplish  what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness,  O LORD,  is everlasting;
Do not forsake  the works  of Your hands.

When we give  our lives  to the LORD,  He  “will accomplish  what concerns me.”     If God sees  that it is better  for us  to die  at a young age,  we cannot question  His love  and wisdom.     We cannot disclaim  the all-knowing knowledge  and sacrificial love  of the Almighty.     On the other hand,  if we live  to be very,  very old  —  totally helpless,  and in the constant need  of assistance  —  we cannot question that either.     Our times are  in His hands.

Whatever  our situation,  we need  to trust  that  “Your lovingkindness,  O LORD,  is everlasting.”     The only way  we will keep remembering that  is to always abide  in His word now  and throughout  our lives,  as far as  we are able.     Let God’s love  be molded  into our very being.     As long as we’re able,  we need  to study  and absorb  God’s word  into our whole lives.     Then,  when our troubles come,  we will  have to rest  in the fact  that  “The LORD  will accomplish  what concerns me.”     God has promised  to be with us  in all our weaknesses  —  whatever sort  of weakness  we will need  to endure.

Accepting  God’s love  for our lives,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  we thank You  with our whole heart  because Your word  can be trusted forever.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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