The New Year is fast approaching. Along with that I sense the fears of many people.
Worries about finances, relationship difficulties and simply the unknown seem to overshadow thoughts of a new beginning. Fear reigns instead of faith. Confidence dwindles in the face of risk factors, doctors’ words, shootings, bombs, earthquakes, floods, etc.
Where can we turn when negativity abounds and fear dominates?
Over and over again God reminded His People “Fear not. I am with you.” (Is. 41:10)
It is the promise of His Presence that not only gives us confidence in the midst of difficulties, disasters and devastations but also joy. It is the strength of His Peace that speaks faith to everyone who listens from the little ones to the elderly.
Yes, my heart sings when I think of all the many ways He has provided, protected and blessed me in the past. There have been times when I had no idea how I’d make it through.
But I knew God. I clung to Him. And He made a Way through the hardest of times.
So as we face a New Year, do it with faith and a song in your heart.
God, the Lord of Heaven and Earth, is with you. Always.