“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever” (Psalm 73:26, NLT).

Last year went by far too quickly and I’m facing another birthday soon. They say getting older isn’t for sissies, but I’m starting to feel like one. No matter when we experience failing hearts and weak spirits, whether early in life or later, we all have to face our mortality at some point. C.S. Lewis said rather than dread or welcome death, we might as well accept it.

With God as the strength of our hearts, it won’t matter what happens to our bodies. We can face each phase of life and every birthday with a positive attitude, trusting that his strength and life are ours forever.