“Light is sown for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.” -Psalm 97:11
Do you ever look at your children and wish you had the same stamina and resilience they have? I remember a time, even in my twenties, I was strong and could stay awake for hours; now I find my husband gently shaking my arm at 9:45 p.m. and saying, “Neat… go to bed! You’ve been sleeping for the last hour in this chair…go to bed!”
Wow! I hate feeling old and despise being unable to do the things I used to do and took for granted at the time!
I look at my eight year old in amazement. I put him to bed at 9:30, and many times he is still awake and talking at midnight. Last Friday night, I let him watch a movie when he went to bed. It was only to last for an hour or so. I woke up at 4:20 a.m., and went in his room to check on him and turn things off only to find him sitting up in bed, playing with his toys! AWWW! To be young again!
Kids don’t stay sad for very long either…have you noticed that? One minute, they are crying because they weren’t able to do something they had their heart set on, and a few minutes later, they have forgotten all about their anxiety and sadness and have moved on to a new adventure.
This is how we as Christians are to be. When the trials of life seem to get us down, our crying and sadness should soon stop, for we KNOW that God will make a way…it’s time to move on to a new adventure. But sometimes we get “old and crotchty”, we get bitter at the things life has dished out to us. But I want you to remember this quote from Max Lucado: “Play hard, laugh hard, and leave the worries to your Father.” That’s how we need to live! Our Heavenly “Daddy” will take care of everything!