Life is a series of challenges—our health, our children, our daily ability to cope, the immorality of society, our fragile nation—both economically and environmentally, but we take heart because we know that God, Jesus Christ, the Creator of the Universe, is still on His throne. We are learning to lean on Him to carry us through. We want Him to shape our values and our priorities. The message that comforts us this New Year is that God hurts with us, but He has a bigger plan. He foresaw these times before we got here, and He has told us it will get a lot worse. The time is upon us when sin and the consequences of it will be so devastating that all will be forced to look for solutions. It is then that all will choose between good and evil, between God and the devil. THEN, (praise His name!), God will come, rescue all who chose Him as Lord and destroy the devil and all evil. Then the entire universe will see God’s love. The good news is that He has promised, if we trust Him, to carry us through.
I like this upward thinking. My hope, my safety is in Jesus. My goal for this year is to know Him better. I plan to do that by submersing myself in His Word, the Bible. Won't you join me?