Daily Scripture Writings

2020 has been one of the craziest, heaviest, scariest years for many people and most of us are pretty stinkin’ excited for the calendar to roll over to 2021. This year has shown us that life is crazy unpredictable and you truly neverknow what can and will happen that you are zero % prepared for. This year has show us that our health and jobs and relationships and freedom and security can all vanish in the blink of an eye. 
Whether 2020 was the greatest year of your life, or you are crazy happy to see 2020 finally end, thankfully there is one truth that still remains 100% true through it all for each and every one of us, regardless of the insanity around us:God is with us- ALWAYS. 
God’s Word is filled with prayers of men and women who reached out to God for a fresh start. Over and over and over again they prayed for God to give them a new beginningand He was with each and every one of them. On the heels of the celebration of the birth of our King, the reminder that He is with us has the power to carry us right into a fresh and beautiful new start. 
The truth is that He is Immanuel, God with us. And though circumstances and situations around us will shift and change constantlyand though people and relationships will wound and hurt us, and though things will happen in 2021 that stink and we wish didn’t, our God never changes- EVER-and He will never leave our side. 
When I focus on it, that truth helps me to remember that God is in total control and therefore I can rest in the knowledge that no matter how out of control I feel, He is still on His throne. What a crazy comfort that is in this unpredictable, insane world we are living in today! 
My prayer is that as we read and write these verses about new beginnings and a new year, we are able to focus on the truth of His word.I pray that as a result our hearts and minds are filled with these truths and that we spend each and every day of 2021 drawing closer to Him and learning more about Him through time spent in His Word. 

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