Saturday, December 29, 2012

Next Year Worries

Psalms 105:5

     Are you worried about the next year and the uncertainty that it holds?  Do you wonder if the things of the past year was your last time around?  I have a few things on my plate that make my mind wander into questioning how things will turn out.  It is human nature to be intimidated by things out of our control.  The 'what ifs' followed by the 'then what' can wreck havoc with our peaceful lives.  Not many of us like surprises that weren't somewhat planned or expected.
     As I was reading my daily verses, the verse above reminded me that I have nothing to worry about.  I can  verify God's faithfulness in all my times of trouble in my past and He always carried me through.  If I didn't have trials, how would I know He could fix them?  'You will protect me' is His promise of safety.  'You reach out your hand' is His covering over our lives.  'The power of your right hand saves me' is His outreach to us that is always waiting for us to cling to.
    God brings events and people into our lives with a purpose.  Some are blessings, some are lessons and some are both.  'The Lord will work out His plans for my life.'  It's not about my plans for this life, but about the life planned before I even existed.