"Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you, at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you."
Isn't it weird that trials seem to have this effect? We can go about normal life never thinking too much about the future, but then, when hardship comes, instantaneously, we begin calculating the appraisal of our life and how we spend our days.
Like I've said before, Adam is going to be just fine. Even the type of cancer he had is one of the slowest growing cancers there is, but boy did it make both of us step back and evaluate life when He got the call that he had cancer that day.
We started eating differently. We were kinder and sweeter to each other, because it registered, we might not have forever with each other.
These verses above remind us, our days will go by in the blink of an eye. We genuinely don't have much time here on earth. We must live actively aware of how we spend our days. Just like the verses indicate, this can be a challenge. Many things vie for our attention. We can get distracted or believe life is all about what we can accumulate. However, true joy, peace, and satisfaction come from knowing, no matter what happens in this life, we have spent our day with a heart of wisdom, loving others well, being obedient to Him in the big and the small, and putting all of our eggs in the basket of our future with Him.
Thank you Jesus for perspective. Our life is short and every day is important and can be used to glorify you. Empower us to love the people around us well today. This task can seem overwhelming, but we know with your power flowing through us, it is possible. Thank you for being our hope, wonderful expectation of the new life to come. We love you desperately Jesus. Amen.
"All My Hope" by Hillsong