Jason Mraz has a song called "Only Human". It's a great song that talks about our humanity (among other themes). In it he says, " [We're] only human, made of flesh, made of sand, made of you and me".
The Psalmist goes on to echo this thought. In the passage we read how our eyes grow weak, our body has grief, and at times our life is consumed by anguish.
Often in life, we are consumed by this world. Life can be heavy. It can be tiresome. It can be draining. Agreed?
And that's where Jesus comes in. Psalm 31:14 says "But I trust in you, Lord; I say, 'You are my God'". We talk about trust and faith quite often, but do we really mean it?
You see, we are only human after all. We can't do this life alone or without God. Today, acknowledge Jesus in everything you do. Remember, everything is in His hands and you need His guidance, wisdom, and love.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for this life. Thank you for making me who I am. I trust you with all aspects of my life. Remind me of my humanity. Remind me that I need You. Amen.
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
and my bones grow weak.
Because of all my enemies,
I am the utter contempt of my neighbors
and an object of dread to my closest friends—
those who see me on the street flee from me.
I am forgotten as though I were dead;
I have become like broken pottery.
For I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!”
They conspire against me
and plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
and put everything under their feet.”
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.