Psalm 92 is such a blessing to me as a baby boomer, flirting with senior citizen status (depending on the restaurant I'm eating at). I have to admit, my favorite verse in it is 14 - "They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green." Isn't that great!
But the good news in Psalm 92 for all of us boomers and seniors doesn't end there. This passage is full of encouraging Bible verses to help us as we walk through various trials, including those of us in the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents in our family along with still raising children or babysitting grandchildren.
The first few verses give us a simple RX for how to deal with life - by giving thanks to God Almighty, for all His blessings. It's so easy to get mired down in the problems and feel like you've been forgotten or abandoned. But Psalm 92 reminds us that isn't the case. And one simple way to help remind yourself of that is to make a daily list of all the blessings you see - no matter how small.
At first, that may be hard to do. But once you write down one or two, it gets easier. The hard part, for me, is finding time and remembering. (No - not senior-itis. Busy-itis!). But putting a pen and notebook in the bathroom is a great way to make it easy to remember and to do.
Another piece of advice that's good for us to follow is found in verse 4, "sing for joy." To help me with that, I keep many of my favorite praise and worship hymn songs and music on my iPod and listen to it as I do various chores. Plus I have a great Christian radio station set in my car, along with music CDs - all to help me remember to listen to uplifting and encouraging music - often filled with Bible verses - as I drive my grandkids and senior mom around.
Life is definitely not easy, and sometimes, it just seems to get harder and harder. But encouraging and comforting BIble verses, such as those in Psalm 92, and praise and worship hymn songs help us to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, Who is our ROCK and in Him, we can do all things no matter what our age or circumstances!
If you'd like more fun ideas & resources for teaching Bible memory verses to your children and grandchildren, along with specific ideas for teaching the Ten Commandments to your kids, be sure to pop over to www.SandwichINK.com . We're smack dab in the middle of that project and would love to see you
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