He wasn’t a young man anymore.  In his youth, he was an outdoorsman, a keeper of sheep, a musician, and one who trusted his God.  He grew into a skilled warrior and became the divinely chosen king of all Israel and a man after God’s own heart.  Now he’s up in years, and it seems that he was reflecting on what he had seen throughout his life.  He had certainly experienced God’s blessings, but King David himself had also seen more than his share of hardships.  He had been overlooked and underestimated.  Survived assassination attempts.  Lived and hid out in caves.  Fallen into great sin.  Seen children die.  In addition to his own experiences, he had witnessed difficulties faced by God’s people.  With all that, however, there was one thing he’d never seen.  Now I’m no King David, and I don’t think I’m as old as he was when he penned Psalm 37, but I believe I’ve lived long enough to agree with him.  I’ve seen God’s people crying out to Him by a hospital bed.  I’ve seen them weep over a lost family member.  Seen them struggle with unexpected financial challenges or physical setbacks.  I’ve seen them at the graveside of loved ones, some taken (in our view) way too soon.  I’ve seen God’s children with an ache in their heart, tears in their eyes, and even some doubt in their minds.  In my own life, the road has been tough at times.  But with a full heart I must say “Amen” to David’s observation in Psalm 37:25 when he said, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”  Young or old, I’m sure you’ve seen your share of things as well.  Yet, on the authority of inspired Scripture, I can say that there is one thing you’ll never see: God forsake His own.  Aren’t you glad you belong to a Heavenly Father like that?