November 1 (Isaiah 46:4)
And 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. (KJV)
A glass of your favorite cold beverage on a summer day. A mug of hot chocolate on a winter morning. A steaming shower or bath after working your muscles to the point they ache. Collapsing into your own bed after a long, exhausting trip. There are just certain things that in restoring the body restore the soul as well.
When I read this verse recently, it had a similar effect. Sometimes I just need to be reminded that God has me. He was with me when I was a child, He is with me in middle age, and He will be there when I am old. He made me, and because of that He will carry me.
Man, oh man, do I need to hear that. If you are living in, oh, I don’t know, say this very year, then you are by default stressed and exhausted. It comes with the territory of modern life. What a gift to step back, just for one brief moment, and realize that the hubbub of daily existence can go take a long walk off a short pier. God has your back, and that is the only thing that matters.