“Be strong and courageous this year even in the midst of fear and uncertainty.” These are the straightforward and prophetic words I hear for the start of this new year. God is well-aware of the state of our soul. He understands and cares about the health and well-being of our mind and emotions. He understands our thoughts are being taxed with fearful reports. He sees that His people are in a struggle to hold onto their faith in Him and remain strong and courageous as we face this new year together.
Many were hopeful that the start of this new year would be the end of the hardships of the past year. We imagined as we opened up that new calendar we received at Christmas it would be unmarked with the turbulence of yesterday. But as we all found out, many of these same issues are still with us today at the start of the new year. Even still, God’s words are ringing out to us, “Be strong and courageous this year even in the midst of fear and uncertainty.”
There are many battles for the Church to fight this coming year. Now is not the time to give up and allow the enemy to trample all over us. Here is a command given to a mighty warrior of God–Joshua. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9. And this command is for the modern day Joshua as well. Therefore, let us adhere to these words, and take and carry them deep within our hearts knowing that wherever we go this year–Immanuel, God is with us. And “Be strong and courageous this year even in the midst of fear and uncertainty.”
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