Have you ever felt alone or wondered who would care for you in your old age? Has it seemed that when your children grew up and moved across the country, you were left to fend for yourself with no one to care for your soul? Although in this passage Isaiah is speaking to God’s people remaining in Israel after many were carried into captivity, this promise has great application for us today.
In this dark time, God wanted His people to know His promise so they would have hope for the years ahead. In verse three, the people, and we. too are encourage to remember God’s past faithfulness. So as you reread this passage, consider: What has the Lord done for me? What evidence do I see of His care in my early life? How did He draw me into relationship, our of darkness into His light? You might want to jot down some of the ways God has cared for you and worked in your life.
Then you’re ready to hear the marvelous assurance in verse four. “I will be your God throughout your lifetime, until your hair is while with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you. I will carry you along and save you.
Our Creator has been caring for us all along, through the hands of parents, grandparents, friends, and others who have loved us. No matter what happens in the economy, in Medicare, or in the world around us, our everlastingly faithful God will sustain us even when our hair is white with age. Beloved, believe this promise: The Lord will care for you now and forever.