We are the beginning of a New Year yet again. This is the time when resolutions and goals are made and everyone is filled with hope that this year will be good, fruitful and perhaps better than the previous one. Surely this year will bring good things our way, but there will be challenges, disappointments and trials of all sorts. That is why we have to always set the Lord before us. He is our strength, our rock, our solid ground. With Him at our right hand, we’ll make it through what ever may come our way!
It’s a new day, a new week and a new opportunity to do good, to be happy, to embrace life and all that Lord has planned for us. Hold your head up high, rejoice and delight in the Lord, for He is the one who directs our steps. Yes, we may encounter unpleasant people and situations. Yes, we may stumble, but we will not fall, for the Lord takes care of us every second of our lives.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. “
Evil resides in dark places: in sin, fear, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, envy. It comes to torment you at your lowest point. Let the Light enter your heart and evil will not stand a chance. The Light of the World will be your shield. Reside in His Love, Goodness and Mercy.
I BELIEVE. What am I to be afraid of when God of ALL creation stands by my side?! He is mighty and powerful. He loves me. He protects me. He upholds me. He comforts me. Wherever I go, He goes. I am not standing in the wisdom of men, but in the POWER OF GOD. I am not afraid! Troubles will come and go. My Deliverer will get me through it.