Struck down, but not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:9 (NAB)
Feeling cut down, like your best days are over? Afraid you're being put out to pasture? Things may seem bleak, but perhaps your future could be that of a bench for the weary pilgrim, or a table which holds a meal for loved one or stranger, or even a mere chip used to suppress bothersome weeds. Whatever God has planned for the next phase of your life, know that indeed there is a plan, albeit different from what you may have originally envisioned.
Lord, when we're feeling cut down, let us remember that the story isn't over yet. Help us to rest assured that productive days remain. May we give You glory in the new capacity you have for us.