My heart overflows whenever the Lord gives me the opportunity to support and encourage the next generation(s). It feels like exactly what I should be doing in this season of my life. I am a grandma.. I also have many younger friends and I look for ways to speak life into their lives. Not that I am wise, but I have lived a fairly long life and along with that comes wisdom that God gives through His Holy Spirit.
It is a rich season.. and one that helps me understand some of the struggles I have endured in a new way. My life experiences enable me to encourage those who are following the Lord. I can say with absolute confidence that after 35 years of being a Believer.. My God ( and yours) is faithful and will never ever fail you.. His promises are true. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We walk through the trials and the joyful seasons with Him. He carries us when we cannot find our way. He is our life and our salvation.
I see a picture of all of us who follow the Lord.. it looks like we are on a journey walking on a very long road.. a road that goes uphill. We are all walking together, but some of us have been on this road longer. We look back and say to those who are behind us ” Don’t give up..trust God. He is with you. Rely on Him.. you cannot do this alone. Keep your eyes on Jesus..He is the way.”
It is all true.. He will take us to the end of that long road and when we get to the top of the hill..He will lead us into the promised land!
“On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land
Where my possessions lie.
I am bound for the promised land
I am bound for the promised land;
Oh who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.”
( From the hymn..I am Bound for the Promised Land)
This hymn text, written by an English Baptist minister, Samuel Stennett, first appeared in John Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, in 1787, with the title “Heaven Anticipated.”