Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1
As 2020 wraps up, I am thinking about what this year has taught me. It’s been a really hard year, but in the midst of chaos and pain is where I see God the most because I need to cling to hope now more than ever.
Everyone has suffered this year. In our suffering I have seen Jesus more clearly with so much of this world stripped down. I feel like I’m watching a song that had beautiful lyrics but were hidden under so many instruments and noise but now the acoustic version has been released. I understand the message a lot more than I used to.
The election has been the icing on the cake for this year. So much division. Everyone is hurt. Everyone is defensive. I know my kids will read about this year in their history books and wonder what happened in 2020. But I don’t think I want to reflect on the election or the pandemic when they ask me, although it has been horrific and so many people have died. We’ll talk about that and acknowledge the pain and suffering we saw firsthand.
But what I really want them to know and see is that above all else God was still really good and kind to me. Our world is broken and this is not what He wanted yet He is still good to me. And I see that clearer than I ever did in year’s past.
I want the stories I tell to be full of hope and endurance and acknowledging that just because I love the Lord doesn’t mean I won’t have tough times. It means I have a hope that extends past this world. An eternity with my Father in heaven.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4
The Holy Spirit is within you if you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and repent of your sins. The Spirit within you is far greater than the world where your feet stand. Anchor your feet to the never-changing rock. He is a constant in a time that feels so uncertain.
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