We are approaching the last month of 2020. Many people are probably more than happy to say a great big good riddance to this past year. It definitely was one of the most challenging, difficult and, for many folks, devastating years we have seen ever. So as we wave goodbye to 2020, let’s look to 2021 with hope for a better tomorrow and future. If there is one thing we should have learned this year it is that we do not have control of everything so depending and relying on our own understanding is not the wisest course. The only One who can provide true peace and direction in our life is God! So there’s no better way to start off the new year than with God’s encouraging Word!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.
1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV)
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.