A Great ‘Getting Older’ Verse

Posted on March 18, 2020


By David Ettinger

Sorry, Young Folks
I apologize to my young readers (under age 50) for this brief entry. It’s amazing when so many of us hit age 50 how our conversations turn to health concerns!

This was the case with me, and imagine how much worse I’ve gotten since turning 60 two years ago! I also notice how often my fellow older bloggers reference their medical woes. It is only natural as pain, sickness, and disease increase as we age. It’s hard to keep our minds off of them!

When I was young I used to think to myself, Is this all these codgers think about! No wonder they’re so grumpy! I have no doubt some of my younger readers think the same thing – and I don’t blame you. So, please put up with this codger for another minute.

A Wonderful Reassurance
With this in mind, I call your attention to this wonderful “getting older” verse which is filled with love, truth, and assurance. Actually, they’re two verses, with the second being the emphasis, and the first a lovely entry into it.

Psalm 73:25-26 can also apply to young men and women who are experiencing struggles and challenges, but to older folks, I see it as salve to the aging body. They read:

Whom have I in heaven but You? And Earth has nothing I desire but You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Whenever I’m feeling my years, I love to personalize verse 26: “Though my flesh and my physical heart are failing, God, You are the strength of my spiritual heart and I will forever live in Your presence!”

Young or old, may these two magnificent verses bring you comfort in these intensely challenging days!