Happy New Year

Here we are at the start of another new year!

There is much uncertainty in our world. This can lead to an increase in anxiety and worry. I personally find the Bible verses quoted below a great help in difficult times. It is amazing that scripture which was written thousands of years ago in another age and culture can be so helpful to mankind in 2019.

Isaiah 41:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT): “I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’ For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand”.

God is for us. How do we know? We have just come through the season of Christmas which reminds us that Jesus came down as a baby and experienced life as we know it. Everything He did was to help us, to rescue us, to give us hope and to enable us to live for good.

Jesus defeated the source of all evil. Even though there are evil things happening in the world today, there will come a day when evil and misery will be gone forever, and peace, love and harmony will reign forever.

As we venture into 2019, put your hand in the hand of God. How do we do that? Start each day with a simple prayer, “Lord God, please help me to be close to you throughout this day”. Start each month by giving thanks for the past few weeks and praying for those who are in need.

May you all know His help and blessings in 2019.