We’re getting older. No big news in that, is there? We all are. But I’ve noticed one interesting thing as I age. And that is that I grow in self-confidence as time passes. Yet, age also brings certain concerns with it. We’ve never had a great deal of money come our way, which means our pension will be pretty tight. Something we could sit and worry about. But what’s the point?
Worry has never changed anything, and it never will.
That’s why we need to remember all the years we have to look back on. Years of seeing God provide in impossible circumstances. Years of watching him take care, lead, and guide.
And that can make us confident that he will continue to do so. He always has. He always will.
Sure, like many others, our retirement years will likely be pretty lean. But I’ve seen and learned that many of our greatest lessons and blessings have come through leanness.
Living in lean times means living in a thinner place.
Thinner wallets, thinner stuff, thinner menus… But it’s in the thin places that we are often able to feel closer to God, to hear his voice. We don’t have to cut through so much clutter (internal and external) to reach a place of abiding in his presence.
So yes, retirement for us will probably be a thin place. And that’s OK, because it lets me know that it will be a confident place too. A place of confidently looking to God and watching what I already know he is capable of doing. A place of confidently trusting him.
If you’re in a thin place, see it as God’s way of bringing you closer to him and increasing your faith!
IMAGE is my own.