A lot of my organized friends have already chosen a word or a theme for the new year. The more “with it” friends had chosen theirs before the end of last year. Instead of thinking very deeply in December, I was visiting with my family. So now, home again and jet lagged, I have time to meditate, pray more, and look somewhat sanely at the year ahead.
It’s already full of mountains and valleys. It’s unsure. I find myself wondering, anxious, and questioning.
It’s barely begun.
I’m the kind of person who likes to know what’s going to
happen, so I can prepare.
But, who can prepare me for the unknown? Who can lead me
through the labyrinth of this year? Who will take me by the hand? And, whom can
Who’s the best provider? Who will show me the way, if I am only willing to trust?
I’m sure you’ve guessed. The Lord. God.
He has led me all my life. Even before my birth He knew me. He saved me when I was a young lady. He has led me in so many marvelous adventures and carried me through the awful times. He’s the One who knew my limits when I couldn’t take any more. He’s the One who meets me through His Word.
The Lord is amazing. He knows everything—all about 2019.
Time doesn’t limit Him. He is everywhere, all the time, preparing my way. He
hears my prayers and knows my needs before I even know them myself.
So, I will trust.
Remembering His faithfulness through my fifty-year walk with Jesus, I know by experience that He delights in doing the impossible—in surprising me with His goodness. (Though, why should I be surprised? God is good.)
God loves and cares for me. It never ceases to amaze me that
He actually cares for a silly person with an abstract mind. He cares for me
personally, and the awesome God who created the universe constantly shows me
his love. He loved me so much He gave His lifeblood for me—and is preparing a
place for me.
Knowing God’s character, I can trust Him in every detail of 2019.
I told you I can see the bumps and valleys. I have a feeling God sees 2019 as one straight, level line. And my labyrinth? He knows the way. It’s already mapped and memorized.
I need only to hold His hand.
What’s my phrase for 2019?
“trusting God through the labyrinth”
We’ll get through it together—around every twist and turn. And, I promise I’ll tell you all about it as we go!
better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path (Psalm 119:105).
Trust in the
LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths