Trust in the Lord
As we enter the new year, it is normal for all of us to reflect on past memories and look forward to the new year.
Usually the past memories are of good times...happy events...special moments that bring a smile and sometimes a joyful tear or two. The thought "ahh, those were the good old days" may even accompany our nostalgic trip down memory lane.
But as we look forward to the new year, our mind may take off in the opposite direction. Fear of the unknown or concern about the future may cloud our thinking.
Greeting the new year with worry is not a good way to move forward. Did you know it is impossible for our brain to have a positive thought and a negative thought at the same time?
If that is true, why don't we just think happy thoughts and not worry? Why? Because we are human. And worrying and fretting comes naturally.
What's the answer? Ask for help. Trust in the Lord.
Proverbs 3:3-5 says:
My son, do not forget my teaching,
But keep my commands in your heart,
For they will prolong your life many years
And bring you prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you,
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
Then you will win favor and a good name
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge him,
And he will make your paths straight.
Have a Happy New Year!!