Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Second Half of Life

You may see the future as bad and think your days will not be good. People seem to make their minds up, even though none of us can predict all that is in our future.

Job was a man who went through incredibly hard times and difficult days. Yet, we read these words about him. "So the LORD blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning" (Job 42:12, NLT). It was all about the blessing of God. So it is in your life as well.

Your second half of life is really in God's hands. That doesn't mean that you should not plan and prepare. It does mean that the providence of God rules over all the days of your life. Expect his blessings. Look for God's goodness ahead. You can think this way simply because God is good.

"For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation" (Psalm 100:5).  No matter what you have faced in the first half of life, trust the goodness of God for the second half. Receive his wonderful love. Trust his faithfulness to bless you.

Your second half of life will be good, if you believe in the goodness of God. As a child of God, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, God will bless you. Your second half is sure to be good, because God is always good. Live in his goodness. Trust him to lead you by his goodness all along the way.