Psalm 90:12 - Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
All of us could die in the blink of the eye. It doesn’t matter if you are perfectly healthy or battle a chronic condition; we will all die some day.
We are all running out of time.
All of us are losing a bit of time every day. There are many people who are fixated on death and when their time will come. They look for things that are wrong with their bodies, come up with all kinds of worst case scenarios and feel as if they are close to the end.
The roller coaster is now filled with people who believe they won’t live long. The fear of the roller coaster falling off the track haunts them every day. The anger of having to deal with falling off the roller coaster and not being able to prevent it can consume any of us.
In many cases we can’t know how to get off the roller coaster ride of fear of death. Our lives are one big emotional upheaval.
Is there anything that can stop us from being so afraid of death? Is there anything we can do to help prolong our lives and stop feeling like we’re running out of time?
Instead of feeling like there’s nothing we can do, let’s start being proactive and find ways that we may be able to help prolong our lives. Aarp.org in their article, “50 Ways to Live Longer, Healthier Lives,” discusses the importance of eating ripe produce, and finding a purpose for your life which will give you something to work towards achieving.
And as the Bible verse above says, God can give us wisdom on how to live our lives so that we take a look at the number of our days and don’t take them for granted. Keep being proactive like the article above states and focus on today instead of on our running out of time. Only God knows our days, and he can help us enjoy our life once more instead of living it in fear.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.