“For by me your days will be multiplied and years of life will be added to you.” (Proverbs 9:11).
It is God who multiplies your days and add years to your life. He holds your breath in His hand. Every beat of your heart is His mercy. He is the one to prolong your life time and we are healed with His stripes.
People lived for seven or eight hundred years during the time of Noah. Adam’s lifespan was nine hundred and thirty. Seth and Enoch lived for nine hundred and twelve years and three hundren and sixty five years respectively. Methuselah’s life span was the longest and it Was mine hundren and sixty nine years.
But when sin increased on earth, God reduced the lifespan. “And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3). Pointing out this, Moses said “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10). “In the morning they are like grass which grows up.” (Psalm 90:5).
But your days will be increased by God. He will add years to your life. God who made a covenant with God said “Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.” (Genesis 15:15). When Abraham died his age was one hundred and seventy five years. “The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.” (Proverbs 16:31). May God command good old age for you!
King Hezekiah was affected by a serious disease. “Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.”‘ (Isaiah 38:1).
King Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall, cried and prayed. God heard his prayer. He promised “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.” (Isaiah 38:5). Accordingly He added years to his life time.
Are you sick? Do you feel weak? Have the doctors abandoned you? Look up to God. Confess all your shortcomings, humble before God and plead to Him. God who said “For by me your days will be multiplied and years of life will be added to you” will definitely add years to your life time too.
To meditate: “Even to your old age, I am He and even to grey hairs I will carry you! I have made and I will bear; even I will carry and will deliver you. (Isaiah 46:4)