Here’s a question for you: Who needs to focus most on growing in Christ: a new believer, or someone who’s been a believer for decades?

While it’s true that new believers need grounding in the faith in a special way, discipleship is equally vital as we get older. Because one of the toughest seasons of life we’ll face, Lord willing, will be our senior years.

We’ll likely experience fear, loss of control, weakness, and incredible vulnerability. And we’ll be as helpless in our final days as we were in our first.

You’ll need strength for this final battle—and it’s to be found in Jesus’ finished work on the cross. He experienced death and destroyed its power! And just as He was raised, so will you be raised. You have victory in Christ, as 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 says:

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

So rest in the relationship you have with Jesus. Let His peace replace your turmoil. Let His Truth overshadow the lies you’re prone to believe. Let His hope put an end to your hopelessness forever!
Yes, as you and I grow older, we need the peace that comes with knowing God’s Word, so we can stay confident in Him… right to the end.