As you begin this year, I know you have lots of questions. The road before you may look different than you expected and you are not sure where it will lead.
But God does.
He knows what lies before you and He has promised that no matter what happens, He will be with you:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Isaiah 43:1-2 NIV
God is not suggesting it. He is not asking you to consider it, He is not giving it to you as an option… it is a command: Do not fear.
Fear will never cease to have power over you until it is replaced by a greater power – the love of Jesus.
You are a chosen, treasured child of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for you. God has called you out of the place you have been and planted you in a new place.
A new place that has new possibilities, new problems, new opposition to face and new victories to experience. Not one of these things is meant to be handled by yourself. You are not alone, God is with you. You are His and He is good at taking care of His own.
Step into the New Year with a heart determined to trust Jesus.
Walk every day with the knowledge that you are His and He has called you to this place.
Rest every day in His grace and mercy, He has an endless supply for you to use.
Happy No Fear New Years Day!