Another year has gone. They seem to pass by faster every year. Christmas is always so busy it goes by quickly and before I know it I am writing 2016 on my checks. I have never been much for New Years Resolutions. Mostly because I’ve never had one last more than a week. Something always seems to happen in January that rocks my world. This year was no exception. You would think I would start to expect it but each time it hits me like a ton of bricks.
So this year instead of making a resolution that I will never fulfill, I decided to make myself a goal. A goal to help me focus on the positive and to keep the worries at bay. I am challenging myself to say “I Trust You, Jesus” in response to whatever happens to me during the day. I also started my year by taking 24 hours to not just pray but really listen to what God would be saying to me. It was amazing to me to see what God showed me during those 24 hours. A few things I discovered over those 24 hours are –
“Believe in God’s promises against all hope.”
“Be careful, keep calm and do not be afraid.” Is 7:4
“See to it that you are not alarmed. Keep calm. Though times will be hard, Jesus promised – The one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Carry on…..”
“Sometimes the small annoyances in life test our character the most.”
“I go before you to open up the way, and I will also walk alongside you.”
In days like these we are called to keep calm, trust that God is with us, and carry on living as Jesus has taught us to live.
“He hath made everything beautiful in His time” Ecc 3:11
When you view events from my perspective, fear loses its grip on you.
It was amazing to me to see what God was telling me. And like always, it was RIGHT ON. By me sharing this I am hoping you will be as encouraged as I was.