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  • Betty A. Burnett

Remember Who THE SOURCE Is

Be Not Dismayed, Whate'er Betide, God Will Take Care of You

 Some of you who are in your “Silver Years” may be wondering what is going to happen to you in the next few years. I too was pondering over some things and for you as well as myself, I want to put you in remembrance as to who really takes care of us, and how the Awesome God who is our Father will always be with us (Hebrews 13:5b).

If you have children that are there for you, that is indeed a blessing. In the past year, I have seen how some older people’s children pitched in and assisted their loved ones, and that is so encouraging.

Someone may be thinking what is going to happen to Betty since she has no children. To tell you the truth that has come up quite a few times recently, because the mind and body change with age. With that being said, I am considered to be healthy. He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD (Psalm 113:9).

I still think about the future, and although I know the Lord supplies all my need in riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). As I was pondering about the future, I felt the Spirit brought this to my mind- God provided a ram in the bush for Abraham (Genesis 22:13), and He never changes (Malachi 3:6), certainly God will provide whatever I need.

I have petitioned the Lord about a couple of things and I believe He is going to honor my request. I asked Him to allow me to continue with this wonderfully blessed independence He has so graciously allowed me to have; although my dependence is on Him. I also asked Father God not to let me be a burden on anyone else, and I believe He is going to continue honoring my request.

I did not say I wouldn’t slow down, but I desire to remain active. I certainly believe God kept Abraham active in his “Silver Years". After all he was seventy-five years old when God called him (Genesis 12:4), and he was one hundred years old when his son of promise (Isaac) was born (Genesis 21:5). How about his wife Sarah who was also beyond childbearing age, and she was absolutely beautiful! (Genesis 12:11-13)

More so than that, Moses lived to be one hundred and twenty old and his vision was not dim, and he was still strong (Deuteronomy 34:7).

Don’t let what people say or feel about you because of your age have a negative affect on you. My experiences with some people in the business world and the medical field had me thinking we are of no use to society anymore.

I stand on the Word of God, and God uses me as proof that they are wrong. I am encouraging all my friends, family, and readers of my messages, hold your head up high and keep moving in these blessed “Silver Years”

Lastly: Be careful how you put your dependency on others because they too can let you down. God allows that to happen for us to depend solely (not involving anything or anyone else) on Him, and He uses the ones He chooses for His glory. Sometimes others may boast about helping you, but when God uses others to serve, they will not boast. 

Blessed is the man [woman] who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord (Jeremiah  17:7). Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Betty A. Burnett ~

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