When I was a boy, a friend had a tree house in his backyard. I spent a summer trying to get the courage to climb the rickety ladder and hoist myself onto its platform. I would always look down and grow afraid of how high up I was.
As I grow older, I find that trust in the Lord is often my biggest challenge. I am too aware of the risks and the pitfalls, whether it be health or wealth, whether it be changes in my profession or changes in the lives of my children. With age, trusting in the Lord becomes more necessary and yet seemingly more difficult.
I think the Psalms were written for those of us who are older. God is my rock, the psalmist sings, encouraging us to pour out our hearts to the Lord, even when our trust wavers. He assures us that only “in God is my safety and my glory.”
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