July 17, 2018

Devotional



Fragility of Life

Golden anniversaries, funerals and reunions all point out the fragility of life. Suddenly everyone is older... some aren't even here anymore.

James described our life as a "vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away" (James 4:14, NKJV). But in the midnight hours, this realization can hit you the hardest. What is God trying to tell you?

The Psalmist David actually begged God to intensify his awareness of the fragility of life for a reason. He said, "Lord, make me to know my end, and (to appreciate) the measure of my days...let me know and realize how frail I am - how transient is my stay here...Surely every man walks to and from - like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness they are in turmoil: each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them" (Psalm 39:4, 6, AMP).

David's increased awareness of his own fragility accelerated his zeal and determination to know God, Who is the only Life that is lasting! It also confirmed the utter emptiness and uselessness of allowing himself to be in turmoil, or letting his life be wasted in wrong priorities, such as, seeking earthly riches.

Let your heart be encouraged that life's fragileness makes us more aware that we will be home with the Lord soon. Seek to understand the positive changes God may want you to make so you will find a greater fulfillment each day of your life.

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for increased awareness of the importance of each passing day. With only one life to live, don't let me waste it in conflict or spend it in strivings that keep me distant from You. Help me to make every day of my life a blessing to those around me and a glory to You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Back To Top