Isaiah 46:4 (NLT) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.
God is committed to you and me, and His commitment is for life. His involvement in our lives started even long before we were born, i.e., even before the world was created. He knitted us together in our mother’s womb–fearfully, wonderfully. He never left us; He never will. He’s around us, with us, and for believers like us, He’s in us.
He’s our Lord and Master, but He’s not a slave-driver; He’s not a cruel taskmaster. He cares for us way much more than we realize, more than anyone does. He perfectly knows what’s best for us, and He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows even the very numbers of our hair. He knows everything we’ve been through although we may have forgotten some of them. He knows what we’re undergoing, and He knows what’s ahead of us–things we can only guess and hope for.
We don’t carry our burdens; we turn them all over to Him. No; He doesn’t mind that at all; in fact, that’s what He wants us to do. We’re His children; He’s delighted when we come to Him humbly like a little child. With complete dependence and faith-filled abandon, we jump right into the loving, mighty arms of our heavenly Father. There we find our joy; there we find our safety.