When the late Nadine Stair of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again.
I’d make more mistakes next time. I’d relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, and a raincoat. If I had to do it over again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If you were able to live your life again, how would you live it?
Would you want to have lived more of a life of faith? Would you like to stop worrying about always knowing every answer and instead lean on the promises of God?
Don’t put off completely trusting in the promises of God. He will never fail you and will uphold you with the right hand of His righteousness.
But the trust is up to you.
F.E.A.R.= False Evidence Appearing Real. – Author Unknown
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder