These past few months have been crazy and I’ve been busy trying to get a lot of projects completed. But today, as I sat on a deck over looking the beautiful marshes of the SC low country, I felt myself unwinding.

I thought I needed a vacation to get away  . . .
however, what I really needed was a vacation to move towards something–
rather towards SOMEONE!

I was spending time in Psalms 39 where I read:
“My age is nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but a vapor. Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain . . . And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You,” (Psalm 39:5-7).

These thoughts came to the surface from my heart:

  • Once again I see God orchestrating moments in my life. I’ve been studying the Psalms for months, reading a couple of chapters a week. I’m also reading them backwards and today Psalm 39 was the next one to read. It was meant for me, today, to pull me closer to Him.
  • Many times I feel like I’m getting too told to be launching a new speaking/writing ministry, Extreme Joy, but as David writes, my age is nothing to God! I can’t use that excuse at all.
  • David goes on to write, “Surely every man walks about like a shadow; surely they (we) busy themselves in vain.” Yes, we we walk about like a shadow, busying ourselves in vain at times, but we do have hope as we walk about, especially if we are walking with the Lord.

What hope? Hope for anything and everything. Yes, our every hope is in Christ Jesus. In our busyness, that’s sometimes in vain, God takes our hearts and floods them with Hope, even when we don’t realze we are weary and need it.

So, as God pulls my weary spirit back to Him as I rest my soul and body, He reminds me today, that I’m not too old, and even though I’m as a shadow, my hope is in Him . . . no matter where I am in life, or what I’m doing at the moment.

Now, that’s an ahhhhhhhh moment!