Grace Moments Devotions - August 29, 2017

August 29

I fear the aging process

Here I am again, Lord. I feel kind of guilty about this: I know I’m supposed to age gracefully and gratefully, but right now my heart isn’t in it. Can I be honest with you? I feel like my body is betraying me one piece at a time. How did I get so many wrinkles? Where did those brown spots on my skin come from? I didn’t sign up for purple bags under my eyes. I have no stamina anymore. I eat less than I ever did, and I still gain weight. What’s happening to my hair?

I ache for my lost youth, but I’m even more anxious about the further losses that lie ahead. I fear the loss of my independence, having my driver’s license taken away, becoming dependent on one medication after another to regulate all of my bodily processes. I know I am losing vision clarity, and my hearing has been going for years. I fear being left out.

You alone have answers and hope for me as my body ages and declines. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26). You will help me along my pathway and see to it that I am up to whatever you need me to do for you. Your agenda for now is more important than mine. I await with joy your promise of full restoration. 


Clear the clutter in your life and realign your heart toward Jesus!

Whatever has your attention has your heart. And in the busyness of today’s world, it’s easy to focus so much on the day to day that we forget who really matters: Jesus.

We want to help you clear the clutter in your life—so you can focus on what truly matters—by sending you a captivating new book by Pastor James Hein called What Has Your Heart?

What Has Your Heart? is our thank-you for your donation by August 31 to help reach a $105,000 goal to enable Time of Grace to make much-needed upgrades in our video production—and engage more viewers via TV, social media, Roku, YouTube, and Your Time of Grace just to name a few!

Request your copy when you give today—and start taking new steps in realigning your heart toward Jesus!

For more from Time of Grace visit them at TimeofGrace.org.

Editors' Picks

  • How Did Lucifer Fall and Become Satan?
    How Did Lucifer Fall and Become Satan?
  • When a Harsh Pastor Is Really a False Teacher
    When a Harsh Pastor Is Really a False Teacher
  • Can Christians Embrace Evolution?
    Can Christians Embrace Evolution?