I just felt the urge to reblog this excellent post. It was a blessing to me. I hope it will be an encouragement to you, too.
Originally posted on Mere Inkling:
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, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Surely a man goes about as a shadow! (Psalm 39:4-6, ESV).
I was reminded this week of that terrible cloud that hangs over all humanity . . . the brevity of our lives.
The Psalmist David lived a long life. Yet, during it he experienced great trials, some of which he failed. In this Psalm, he describes the vast gap between God and his creation.