It is amazing to think that it is now in 2021. It seems 2020 came right past us with a lot of challenges in life. We have seen, heard, and experienced ourselves the devastation of Covid-19. Despite everything that is going on, Jesus is still the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). There is nothing that surprises our God. He knows exactly what we are facing and experiencing. God is saying to us to cheer up and walk in faith that we may experience His joy in our hearts.
I got sick right after we finished all our Christmas activities. I started getting a fever and body aches. I went to get tested for Covid, and my result was negative. I ended up having strep throat. It was excruciating for me to cough and drink water, but I praise God for the honey and tea—it helped me hydrate myself. I ended up going to the Emergency 24-hour facility and gave me an antibiotic prescription. After four days, I started getting better. Needless to say, I spent my Christmas sick. I wasn't able to travel because strep throat is highly contagious.
As I was lying on my bed sick, God reminded me that He was with me and that He would take care of me. God used my sickness to slow me down and gave me rest. As we enter 2021, we do not know what we are going to face, but one thing for certain is that God will take care of all of us—His children. So let us face this new year full of hope, joy, and confidence in our Lord Jesus. Let us continually be thankful for His goodness in our lives.
Ask yourself these questions: How do I feel about this new year? How does God want me to face this new year? Do I believe that God will take care of me and be with me in this new year?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you for this new year. Thank you that you are with me and that you will take care of me no matter what may come this year. Please help me to face this new year with joy, hope, and confidence in you. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.