What a Year!

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NASB) When you wished for a happy new year in 2020, did you think it was going to turn out this way? I […]

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NASB)
When you wished for a happy new year in 2020, did you think it was going to turn out this way? I never would have expected this to happen. I could talk to you for a long time of things I didn’t like about it. I can complain about all the things that went wrong, and how I hated it. However, there’s beauty in the things I don’t understand.
I believe that we are not meant to understand all the mysteries of life, nor are we equipped to make sense of all the things that happen. As Christians, we are to trust God! This is a true test of submission and surrender. As we maneuver through this pandemic, even if it lasts 100 years, we need to trust in God and understand that He is our all-powerful and almighty Father. No matter what happens, no matter how long it lasts, and no matter the inconveniences, always trust Him. Let’s determine that 2021 is the year that each of us trust Him and love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.

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