Those Days…

You know ‘those days’ – days when everything goes wrong, days when sorrow overwhelms, days you just wish would end. Then there are ‘those days’ that everything goes right, when sunshine prevails, days we wish wouldn’t end.

That is life in this fallen world. The Bible says a lot about days. Genesis tells about creation days. The waters flooded the earth for 150 days. Jonah was in darkness 3 days. Jesus was tempted for 40 days.

Then there is this: “All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16b NIV)

This may be hard to reconcile. How could God write in His book a child’s days cut short, a mom’s days not finished, an accident abruptly ending life?

Remembering now God’s vantage point: “Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2Peter 3:8 BSB) Though speaking about the end of earth’s days in this verse, it brings daily life into context.

We are born with immortality in our hearts, we want to go on forever. And so we will. Eternity is real. Where we reside in forever is determined by one decision: accept Jesus as Lord and Savior or deny Him.

Speaking of the last of earth’s days, we’re in them. Whether it’s 10 seconds from now or 10 thousand years from now we can’t mistake lately how we continually devolve. Life becomes less sacred, love is scarce. Destruction is rampant, hate is prevalent.

Here’s a good assurance as we live out these last days on earth: “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom He has chosen, He has shortened them.” (Mark 13:20 NIV)

Every detail of every day, He is in our midst. What we think is bad, He uses for good. Those days, these days, all our days – always praise! 

6 Comments on “Those Days…

  1. You bring a thoughtful perspective here, Paris Renae. I’m so very thankful the Lord walks with us through each of our days. And that when our time on earth is finished, we are not. We are created for eternity. What a thought! Have a beautiful day!

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    • Yes, that is the promise, eternity with no more sorrows and His forever presence. Blessings as you go through your days…

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  2. Your article also reminded me of Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Since we know our days are ordained and God is sovereign, gaining a heart of wisdom is God’s desire for us.

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  3. I love this! After recently reading about God in the whirlwind talking to Job, I’m reminded of what an amazing Heavenly Father we have. He orchestrates every aspect of running this earth. How amazing is that? And so when we look at it from the perspectivr that God really is in charge, He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son to die for us, He REALLY DOES have our best interest at heart. We might not be able to see it, but if we trust Him, we know that these days are all for our good and His glory.

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    • That is so true, Wendy, it is truly a blessing to not be in charge – because the One who loves us so has it all under control. Blessings as you go through the days…

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