“Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.”
There was a friend of my family who was diagnosed with the “C” word; her doctors gave her only 6 months to 1 year to live. She prayed, asking God for the opportunity to see her young children finish High School. Twenty-three years later, she not only lived long enough to see both of her children graduate, she lived to take two of her grandchildren to school.
But, there’s more. Twenty-three years later, the young physician who gave her the final valuation on her life, told her that she had only two weeks to live, at best; not knowing that she herself would not live to see those two weeks because of a freak accident. Our friend had not only outlived her diagnoses, she also outlived several of her physicians.
Today’s verse reminds us that we are all terminal no matter how long we live. We measure our days because it keeps us on track to complete the things we need to complete in the time allotted to us. But remember; only God determines our end. In Isaiah 38:4-5, Hezekiah asked God for more time, and God gave him 15 more years. He gave our friend 23 more years.
So, to the person who really needed this reminder today, remember to pray and ask God for what you need; because, all things are possible with God, even more time! L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today's verse in your journal.
Study Reference: Psalm 39:4, Isaiah 38:4-5
From: "Your Thoughts: The Measure of Our Days." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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