"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
My husband (my pastor) often says just as faith comes by hearing, fear also comes by hearing. Some have said the first couple of weeks in January look exactly like 2020; it does not feel like we are in a new year, they say. A few people I know and others I do not know have passed away this year. Such ominous news can put fear in you and may put a damper on your hope for a better 2021.
Nevertheless, I say with faith that it is early days yet. Without disregarding the bad news, I am choosing to elevate the words of faith, the word of God that promises me that good is ahead; that something good is going to happen to and for me. I want you to believe that too.
Joshua, Caleb and the other ten spies come to mind. (Numbers 13&14). When they were sent to spy the Promised Land, they saw some good things and some bad stuff too. The ten chose to focus on the bad and brought back bad news which nearly led to a mutiny. Joshua and Caleb saved the day and Moses' skin by bringing a different perspective. "...[Joshua] said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good." Numbers 14:7
I am looking at 2021 through the eyes of Faith and trusting as long the Lord is with us and we are with Him, we will be good. He will be good to us and lead us through victoriously.
Love, Lady Monica ❤