“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths…Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil” Psalm 39:4-5a; 6b.
How often do you consider that life is but a few years or so and then you move on from this life to eternal life (for the Christian) or eternal punishment/hell (for the non-Christian). Consider the problems that you faced about a month ago… can you remember them? I would venture to say that you cannot, and the problems you have today will be forgotten possibly as soon as tomorrow. “For nothing they are in turmoil.” My mother often told me that when I am having problems or anxieties to serve others. This is perhaps one of the healthiest ways to live this fleeting life and we will find that when we do such a thing as serving others we are living a freeing life (sometimes serving others heals us of the problem at hand as well).
Consider today how fleeting you are my friend and how fleeting your problems are, and don’t forget to execute (not just understand and know), the second greatest commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. You may find much freedom and healing as you take your mind off of yourself and place it on serving others to the glory of God.