I’ve heard so many people say “good riddance” to 2020, and with good reason. All of us hope the New year will take us in a better direction. But before we rush ahead, let’s take a moment to ponder: did all we went through these last 12 months draw us closer to God? My honest answer is “ultimately yes.” I certainly expressed fear and upset to Him along the way, but I always found myself reaching for Him. How about you?
The thing is, God was with us, no matter how scary or upsetting or even horrifying our experiences were. If we know that in the worst of times He was near, we can have confidence in His presence with us in the future, too. And, we can trust that He knows and will show us the best way to navigate the days to come.
“New Year’s Day is a good time to fix one’s eyes on the only One who knows what the year is to hold.”
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdomand his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”