I am 65. I truly depend on Jesus daily to get thru each day. I thought my life was wonderful until I turned 50. I lost my only daughter. A year later , I lost my Father, my Rock . My 2nd son was diagnosed as schizoid affective. I discovered my husband had been cheating on me for 15 years!! My oldest son doesn't see me-it will be 10 yrs. I divorced my husband and my brother "lost" almost half my divorce settlement-$145,000. He lives very well. Has never helped return this money and has no remorse(his words). I struggle with losing my house daily, I am disabled, and my family went from 6 to 2 in 3 years. I don't know what I would do without the Lord's constant Love and support!
As Believers in Christ, The Lord is calling us to grow and mature and be all that God wants us to be. God has got a life for you that is SO "unbelievable" and "amazing" that you don't want to miss what God has got for you! I'm talking about the PEACE, the JOY, the RIGHTEOUSNESS, the HOPE, the POWER... Good things that God wants to do for you!!! We need to just understand that whether we like it or not, God IS in charge; and if we DO what He asks us to, we're going to be Happy and Blessed and if we don't, we're going to miss something. We're going to miss out. It's important to develop an intimacy with Jesus that is "precious" in your everyday life! Keeping Him involved in "all" your decision making. Even the littlest decisions matter, in fact, those ones will lead to the Biggest results in your life. Remember He tells us in John 15:5, "Apart from me, you can do nothing." but In Him, You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you! (Philippians 4:13).