Today's Verse: Psalm 71:9

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
— Psalm 71:9
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

We live in an age where those who are older are often shoved aside, ignored, and forgotten. This is true in the professional world with employees and advancement. This is also true in churches which often find themselves pandering to those who are younger or more financially powerful while forgetting the aging, widowed, and powerless. Let's remember that God cares what happens to each one of us, no matter our status, stature, or age. Let's treat each other with love and kindness regardless of our age.

My Prayer...

Almighty God, I know that you promised never leave or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5-6). I believe your promise that nothing can separate me from your love for me in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:32-39). But Father, I see so many who are older and forgotten that I must admit that I am a bit frightened that I, too, will face loneliness and feebleness as I grow older. Please give me the confidence to cast my anxieties on you and trust in your loving presence (1 Peter 5:7). Father, I pray that you will be glorified in my body in life and death, health and sickness, and youth and age. In Jesus' glorious name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Psalm 71:9 — Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.