PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 39
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath.” (Psalm 39:5)
This psalm expresses David’s struggle as he realizes his flaws and weaknesses.
As we get older, our experience makes this even more real.
Our youthful optimism is replaced by experienced realism.
We start to feel the burden and the struggles more (I am).
Now I am over 50, and I realize so much more my flaws and weaknesses.
I’m not sure if everyone experiences this increasing weakness and struggle.
But for me it is becoming a battle sometimes to keep fighting the good fight.
Will I hang on to the Lord in hope, or do will I give up in defeat?
As a Jesus follower, I can see my life as a part of God’s kingdom purpose.
My burdens and struggles, my diminishing time and strength are not the last word.
Despite my flaws and weakness, God’s grace is sufficient for me!
“’My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.: (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I am tired, I am flawed, I am weak, but “my hope is in the Lord!” (Psalm 39:7)
Lord, in my weakness I need to rely on Your strength. I am but a breath, but with Your breath in me I can keep going!