King David, who wrote many of the Psalms in the Bible, knew God intimately. He spoke of that knowledge so many times in the Psalms. Psalm 71 in the Passion translation is so beautifully written.
Psalm 71:1-9 (TPT) The Psalm of Old Age
“1 Lord, you are my secure shelter. Don’t ever let me down!
2 Let your justice be my breakthrough.
Bend low to my whispered cry
and save me from all my enemies!
3 You’re the only place of protection for me.
I keep coming back to hide myself in you,
for you are like a mountain-cliff fortress where I’m kept safe.
4 Let me escape from these cruel and wicked men,
and save me from the hands of the evil one.
5 For you are my only hope, Lord!
I’ve hung on to you, trusting in you all my life.
6–7 It was you who supported me from the day I was born,
loving me, helping me through my life’s journey.
You’ve made me into a miracle;
no wonder I trust you and praise you forever!
Many marvel at my success,
but I know it is all because of you, my mighty protector!
8 I’m overflowing with your praise for all you’ve done,
and your splendor thrills me all day long.
9 Now that I’m old, don’t set me aside.
Don’t let go of me when my strength is spent.”
You get a glimpse of an old man, his life at the end of his season, asking the One who created him, to keep him until his last breath. We can also have that kind of trust in our Lord God, through His Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. His eyes are upon the righteous. We are made righteous through the blood sacrifice Jesus made upon the cross of Calvary. He paid the price for us to have relationship with God as Father. Intimate and close to His children. Loving, correcting and preparing us to be ready to come home to Him at the end of our lives. What a wonderful Savior we serve! What a Mighty God who loves us!
I pray you may get a glimpse like King David did, of the wonderful keeping grace offered to us by the Father God as we serve Him faithfully.