We all grow up with a picture of how life is going to be. In the midst of the journey; it is easy to be overcome with fear and depression. The circumstances of life seem to favor those that are Godless and selfish–over those that are following the path and message of faith. Still, the Psalmist understood as should we, that life is difficult, but God is awesome.
The journey here is one that is both demanding and unpredictable. Because we live in a fallen world, so much of life favors those that have no aspiration of loving God or walking with him. Selfishness and survival mentality are very tempting models–and encouraged by the culture. Still, the chosen stand out as we live a life worthy of the Gospel. Those that follow the Lord leave lasting legacies and have full and purposeful lives. They know that they have received the only true and lasting gift–eternal life in Heaven with God. They also have His spirit to guide and encourage them here in this difficult but amazing journey.
While we are in this life, we are all destined to die–unless Christ returns. But, this life is a short part of an eternity yet to come. We, who know him, brace for today, but, live for eternity. As we do, we have to accept the challenges and trials this part brings; and, trust God to bring us through them and lead us home.
God Bless You
Why should I fear when evil days come,
when wicked deceivers surround me—
6 those who trust in their wealth
and boast of their great riches?
7 No one can redeem the life of another
or give to God a ransom for them—
8 the ransom for a life is costly,
no payment is ever enough—
9 so that they should live on forever
and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses[b] forever,
their dwellings for endless generations,
though they had[c] named lands after themselves.