We had one last good visit between us and our three grown kids yesterday. While talking together our middle daughter shared about some things her sister did that we never knew. When they were much younger she told her sister that she was afraid something or someone was going to get her at night.
You know how we all are as kids – something under the bed or in the closet. Our oldest daughter took her by the hand and said “let’s check that out then”. She went to the closet and showed nothing there and looked under the bed and proved nothing was there either. To think that a big sister would care for her little sister like that warmed my heart. Neither Danny nor I knew this until yesterday.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that you have nothing to fear. Not a single thing. His promises ring true for you. He has gone with you and seen to it that you are safe in His care. He is going with you into this new year as well. There’s no reason to fear the future or the enemy of your soul. Don’t allow your imagination to paralyze you. Instead grasp the Word of God and believe it for your peace and rest. It’s time to begin to grow in faith, for this year will require an enormous capacity for your faith. Take the Word in, let it grow in your mind and live it out with all your heart.
This new year is your promise of praise for you aren’t going to sneak in and be afraid. You are going to dance in with praise and walk fearlessly into your future. You’ve got swords to wield and prayers to pray. You’ve got rivers to cross and mountains to climb. But don’t fear! You are overcoming all the wiles of the enemy for this year is your year to move on into the deeper things of the Lord! Christ paved the way by going to the cross and rising to new life!
God loves you and He’s for you! He’s already checked under the bed and in the closet- and far into your future! This is your year to shine for Him and live in the Light of His Wisdom, Power and Love!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] AMP
Psalm 94:19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me.
I Peter 5:7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. AMP
Hebrews 10:35 Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. AMP