Day 42 – God has our Days Numbered

Learning to deal with a chronic illness is remembering God has our days numbered. He is in control.

The day I wrote today’s thought was a Monday evening, three days before my father’s ninetieth birthday. My wife, grown children, and I all had a vacation day scheduled for a big birthday bash on Thursday of that week for dad. He was looking forward to it as much as we were.

God had different plans. That very Monday night around 7:30 PM, dad, calls me that he has fallen and can’t get up. Dad had suffered a heart attack. In less than thirty-six hours he passed away, one day before his ninetieth birthday. God’s plans superseded our plans. God had dad’s days numbered.

Today’s Bible Verse:

James 4:13-16 (KJV), “Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.”

What the Verse Means:

Our future is in God’s hands and plans.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Heavenly Father, I thank you for every day of life.
  • I acknowledge God as the giver of life and that He has our days numbered.
  • Lord Jesus, I trust you know what is best for me and ask that God’s will be done.

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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post.

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