“Even the it’s shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:30, 31). «
WHAT CAN WE mature women do other than count our gray hairs and wrinkles in front of the mirror or constantly worrying about ourselves and our loved ones? There is little point in living in torment, waiting that at any moment the ghost of cancer or osteoporosis will show up and paralyze our personal development. Thanks to the years we have lived, our emotional intelligence and analytical ability have been sharpened; therefore, we can be a source of inspiration to other women.
Are you aware of how much a mature woman can do to help so many young women who experience rejection, low self-esteem and a sense of insignificance for not living up to the world’s standards for women? This is a great duty you can fulfill if you stay at the summit of your life, enjoying and viewing the scenery without letting yourself descend at breakneck speed, thinking your life is over.
Gray hair and wrinkles don’t only come about from internal physical changes as a result of the passing of years; they are also the result of moods, anxiety; anguish, sadness and worry which accelerate aging.
“In trusting in God continually there is safety; there will not be a constant fear of future evil. This borrowed care and anxiety will cease. We have a heavenly Father who careth for His children, and will and does make His grace sufficient in every time of need” (Testimonies for the hutch, vol. 2, ch. 7, p. 72).
Dear friend, enjoy your golden years and make each day a new and gratifying experience. Acknowledge and make use of the wonderful resources you still have. Sit at Jesus’s feet every morning, lean your head on his shoulder and leave your fears and uncertainties there. You’ll enjoy your daily life by faith and He will lead you to new heights no matter how old you are. I’ll share this anonymous poem so you can find encouragement for today:
“Count the flowers in your garden, not the fallen leaves. Count the golden hours in your days, and forget your sorrows. Count the smiles in your life, not the tears you’ve cried.
Count your years by the number of friends you have, not by the years gone by.”