They Say I’m Old . . .

Birthday2My granddaughters say I’m oldAfter all, I do have gray hair, and I did turn sixty-two on Tuesday.

That might sound old, but I don’t think I’m old — definitely not as old as I thought a sixty-two-year-old would feel when I was in my twenties and thirties . . and forties. . . and fifties.

But I am old enough to agree with David when he says, in Psalm 37, I have been young, and now am old ; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

God is faithful. He doesn’t forsake His children.

That means any energy I’ve invested in worrying during the past sixty-two years has been a complete waste of time — and an insult to God’s great love and grace.

By His grace, I am in Christ. He is not going to forsake His Son, so He’s not going to forsake me.

He will always be there, ready to give more grace, more strength, more wisdom, more forgiveness, right at the time they are needed — just as He has been for the first 22,647 days of my life.

Father, help me to remember this. Help me to truly trust You, resting secure in Your love and faithfulness, drinking deeply from the well of Your grace.


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  1. I turned 40 this past Christmas and I said the same exact thing, “I don’t feel 40 – it doesn’t “feel” as old as I thought it would when I was younger!” I sure have wasted and still do waste a lot of time with worry! I worry less and rest in Him far more than I use to but still much work to do in this area! Thank you for the great reminder to not worry!!! And Happy late Birthday – I would have never guessed you were in your 60’s – you look great!

  2. Thank you…the perfect encouragement for today.
    In Christ alone our soul finds rest. Ps 62:1,5
    I heard earlier this week that “fear is rebellion turned inside out”. I’ve been pondering this quote and your thoughts today just made it even clearer. ‘Trust and obey there’s no other way…’
    Happy birthday.

  3. Thank you! This is just what our family needs today as we experience potential job loss (threatened but hasn’t happened yet).

  4. I love the picture of you here. It shows a very young person! Thank-you for the reminder that worrying has been a complete waste of time and energy. I vow to put my trust in Christ every time I am tempted to worry.

  5. Sometimes I tell my kids, “Your Mom is getting old,” or something like that. So far, they’re still saying “Aw, Mom, you’re not old!” Bless them! :O)

    But you’re right. God doesn’t look at age, gender, social or economic class. We are all His children and He loves us unconditionally.

  6. Happy happy birthday! You are a beautiful lady and you have blessed my life greatly! May you have a very blessed year and may our LORD shine His face upon you!!!

  7. God bless you, Pam! You made me cry. So true about all that waste of time worrying. Thank you for encouragement!
    And happy birthday again!

  8. Happy birthday, and thank you for your good example!

  9. Pam!!! I’ve missed reading your blog! Happy Belated Birthday. 🙂 Thank you for bringing up worry. I think that we as women tend toward worrying naturally in our flesh. Thank you for the reminder that it’s a waste of time and an insult to our Father. Hugs!

  10. Belated Happy Birthday!

    I feel the same way at almost 47! I am finding that I do trust Him more and more as I get older.

    Oh if we could only redeem that wasted time worrying. But we can’t berate ourselves for that we must move on with renewed hope in the future.


  11. Happy Birthday, Pam! I turned 62 a few months ago and my hair is mostly gray and white with some dark brown under the back. I’m thoroughly enjoying my hair color being what it is and the freedom to not dye it! It’s wonderful being 62!
    Praying you have a lovely year!

  12. Don’t you just love it when you’re automatically given senior citizen discounts? Ha!

    Happy Belated Birthday! I turned 62 in July and even though on the outside I look 62, on the inside I still feel like a 28 year old bride (well sorta). 🙂

    Just found your blog by searching for “scripture on doorposts” as my son put me in charge of writing verses on his framing of the house he’s building. So I enjoyed perusing your posts. Thanks!

  13. What a blessing to read this today! I live with MS (but have a Mighty Savior!!) and it’s been a struggle to lose some of my functions, so as I age (I turned 49 this past December, one more year from the big 5ohhh!) I’ve been bemoaning the fact that I’ll never be able to do… fill in the blank with whatever I’m struggling with at the moment. But reading this I was able to re-recognize that my trust has always been in the Lord, that is where my hope is. He is my strength, my strong-hold, my ever Present Help. Jesus has brought me thus far and He’s got me for the long haul.
    Short side notes… my youngest son (the only one left at home.. empty nest… arrghghg, that’s been a hard one for me!) is 11. He’s homeschooled, so we spend a lot of time together. Any time I fuss about getting old he states emphatically “Mom, you are not old! You can not say your old until you’re 82 (I have no idea where he got that age.. but I’ll take his word for it 🙂 )
    My dear Mama, who will turn 75 this next year is totally awesome and rocking. In the past 6 years, she’s moved across country back to the place she calls home (Cape Cod, MA) and married the love of her life. In the past 2 years they’ve gone on trips to Italy and a cruise down the Thine River. I tell her often I want to be her when I grow up! I’m blessed to have her as a role model.