Thoughts for Believers and Seekers

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Ready or not…

2022 is here. What will it hold? The fact is that we are “in the dark” because none of us knows for sure how this year will unfold, no matter what we have planned. Add to that there are many among us who do know we are facing huge challenges, whether they be in the context of relationships, health, or finances, to name a few. So how do we respond to not knowing?  Some plan harder and get busier, trying to control what we can. Others are paralyzed with fear. Might I suggest that facing uncertain times that hold certain challenges is part of the human experience from time immemorial, and we can learn much from the insights and experiences of those who have gone before. Consider the following from the ancient psalmist David before he became king – when the reigning king Saul and his army were hunting him down:

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” Psalm 18:28-29

In the midst of each of us not knowing how 2022 will turn out, may you experience the peace and quiet confidence that comes from knowing the One who does, whatever wall or troop you face.  Happy New Year! Chris

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