"Even to your old age I am he, even when you turn gray I will carry you. I have made ,and I will bear; I will carry and will save."
Nice to be reminded that God will be with me by my side even as I grow old. Can't comment on the gray as I already am that. I try not to think of myself already as old, but I remember going to my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary when I was around 22 and had been only married a year and thinking. 'WOW....there is no way I can make that and they are so vital even though they are so old! They were probably only in their late 60's and while I was right I will not see my 50th anniversary I'm getting close to that age! Where did all those years go?????
The second thought is:
"I often imagine that life would be like if I hadn't made so many mistakes. But then I imagine what my life would be like if I overcame the guilt and moved on. Maybe I could be stronger than ever."
This was taken from a devotion written for teens, but it certainly is a thought I need to embrace and probably most of use would do well to ponder. Guilt over the past serves no purpose but dragging down our future. God did not create us for guilt. I believe guilt is a man made concept. I think it is one developed by those who want to keep control over the people they continually remind of their failing. We learn guilt at an early age and it becomes part of us.
So with God's help I plan on overcoming the guilt that has been heaped on me an I have allowed at times take over my life. The past is past. I can learn from it but I can not change it. It is what it is and I need to look forward to today and what my future can be. When it comes to guilt I can become my own worst enemy! No more.