“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
When you are in the middle of a season of uncertainty, and have more questions than answers; do you find yourself wondering where God is in the midst of it all? Maybe you ask questions like, “God, where are you?” or “Do you really and truly care about me?” or “What are you trying to do?”
Feelings of doubt, fear, and anxiety often prompt these questions. We pay more attention to our feelings than being confident in what we know is true. Scripture promises us over and over again that the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us; and that is a promise we must cling to in the midst of uncertainty.
If you are operating under a spirit of fear, it is not coming from God. Satan brings anger, fear and anxiety. If you are feeling scared and timid about making a decision, that timidity didn’t come from God. The Bible tells us that, “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (1 Timothy 1:7) We have access to the power, strength, and peace which comes from the Holy Spirit living inside of us. Consequently, we don’t have to be afraid in the midst of uncertain circumstances.
As we head into a new year, we have two options. We can be fearful about all that could happen in the next twelve months. Or, we can walk into the new year with confidence, hope, and faith, knowing without a shadow of a doubt that our Heavenly Father will never leave us nor forsake us. Which mentality will you carry into the new year?