Happy New Year!
I hope 2021 has been good for you, but no matter how it’s been, here’s good news, we have a start over!
That’s what I love about New Year’s because we get to start over and do this again. Of course this brings the onslaught of resolutions that only last a few weeks, mostly in the genre of diet and exercise. Have you been there before? I know I have.
But this New Year’s is big because the last twenty one months have been crazy. We’ve seen so much upheaval that we need the opportunity of a new start. For some, this New Year’s is painful, for others it’s the best one yet. For some it’s lonely and for others it’s great. However, our current posture or situation, does not have to dictate 2022.
This is because of Jesus!
When He’s the rock of our lives, we’re empowered to stand through the storms. When He’s the hope of our lives, we’re empowered to see Him do the impossible. When He’s the promise of our lives, we’re empowered to see His promises come true. When He’s the peace of our lives, we’re empowered to have confidence no matter what we face.
This only happens through Jesus!
He is what makes a New Year great because with Him, we have everything we need.
What are your goals for 2022?
No matter the specifics, God knows them all and furthermore, He cares about them.
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”Psalms 37:23
Notice, God delights in every detail of our lives and that means everything!
Because of this, we can have confidence that He wants to be involved in the goals of our lives. Not only does He want to be involved, He wants to help us succeed as He fulfills His purpose through us. This is comforting because so much happens on a daily basis, that it’s a struggle to keep our hope alive.
But God is with us and He cares. Sometimes, that’s all we need. He cares, about every detail we care about. He’s reaching for our hearts and He’s already thinking of ways to help us succeed.
Think about that, God is already thinking of ways to help us thrive in life and to see His purpose completed.
This means, He’s NOT leading us to failure. He’s leading us to peace. He’s leading us to victory, when we give our lives to Him.
Isn’t this what we want? Of course! Everyone wants success and victory. However, this comes from giving our lives to Jesus and doing it His way.
What details do you need God involved with for 2022?
He’s ready! He’s willing! He’s able!
Our part is to give Him us. That’s what He wants more than anything else in this New Year, us.
All the struggle, all the weaknesses, all the pain and all the issues, He wants it. When we do this, things get better. When we do this, things work for our good. When we do this, our lives become steady.
This is what I’m believing for you and me in 2022.
No matter the instability around us, God is able to cause us to be stable and to thrive in this new year. He knows every detail of our lives and He is ready to fulfill His promises.
Happy New Year!
May this coming year be the best one yet and may He answer all your prayers.
God bless you and the best is yet to come.