“Once upon a time, God’s people were going through pain and problems, and He made them a promise. ‘I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.’ He made them a promise in the midst of the pain. Be encouraged if you may have pain and face problems. God still makes good on His promises” (Lecrae, Restoration). The uncertainty of all our tomorrows is what makes Lecrae’s words so powerful and comforting.
Read any day’s headlines and you are bound to see a surprise, and eight out of ten times it won’t be a good surprise. The uncertainty factor alone can cause deep anxiety within our core. The fear that accompanies our current challenges is reaching levels nationally that we may have only seen a glimpse of on 9/11, or even in wars of the past. Understand that we only have to live boldly in this moment. As we enter the next moment, we will find our Sovereign Father already is there bringing all the comfort and confidence we will ever need. As a New Year hovers just days away, we can walk with a confidence that befuddles the watching world. Today, live boldly in the now as though God has every aspect of your life in His hands, because He does. #BeTheEdge
“[we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy”Colossians 1:11 AMP