Comfort for your Body: Aging (Matthew 6:25)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”  -Matthew 6:25

As I age it seems life’s complications and difficulties increase exponentially.  Things aren’t getting any easier.  And also, with my aging body as part of the equation, the energy and mind power I have to solve all these problems seems to be heading in the opposite direction.  In other words, more problems but less energy and brain function.

What exactly was God’s plan?

It seems it might have something to do with slowing down, learning patience, and accepting that we are not actually in control as much as we would like to think.  I am reminded again of God’s good wisdom.  God created us.  We are here in finite bodies.  We have limited time and capacity.  Each stage of life has its own beauty to show us, but each stage is different.   God’s provision in each stage is different as well.  But no matter where we are on life’s pathway, God is present with us and provides an avenue for growth and learning.

God, When my bones ache and my joints creak, may I be reminded of Your constant invitation to grow closer to You.  Renew me Lord, that I may be ever mindful of Your good gifts and thankful for what each additional year has to teach me.


Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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