Just a few days and we turn the corner into a new year. I’m not sure where this one has gone to but it’s gone.
On one hand, I would really like to say I am thrilled to see the good for nothing 2020 be escorted out and a new start escorted in. On the other hand, was it really good for nothing?
I have learned to appreciate the little things so much more and I have learned not to take anything for granted.
I have learned that the love of Jesus, my love for Him and the love of my family and friends is all that really matters.
I have also learned that no matter what 2021 may bring, it will be okay. It is still in God’s hands and His plan is bigger and better than anything I could ever imagine.
I honestly believe that prayer was a big reason I survived this past couple of weeks – your prayers and my own desperate cries to the Lord. Living in a global pandemic surely isn’t easy, but when your household is an active part of that pandemic the reality really hits home!
Leaning on Jesus in the midst of a crisis is a choice, but not always what we think of first. It’s like we are sucked into a dark cloud of worries and doubt and fear and it’s hard to see past them all. Psalm 91 has become my anchor through this. I have made a habit of reading it twice daily and it has helped tremendously.
Yes, we have been sick. But so many have been far worse and don’t even realize they have the shelter of His arms to rest in. I’m not afraid of dying, but I would be terrified of dying without Jesus.
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, this would be an excellent time to change that.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”