Starting a new thing always conjures anxious feelings in me. As a person who is always trying to do well, I wonder to myself what if I fail and things do not turn out as expected. The beginning of a new year for many starts off with feelings of anxiety. The goals, plans, and expectations to make great accomplishments in the new year can be sometimes overwhelming resulting in the anxious feelings.
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we should always remember whom we have entrusted with our lives. Our hope in life is built in Jesus Christ alone, our solid rock and anchor in life. Paul pens these words to the faithful ones in the church of Philippi:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”Philippians 4:6-8 NKJV
Give God thanks
Renew your mind with the word of God
In all of this, you will find that the supernatural peace of God will come into your heart and mind and guide you through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Beloved in Christ, may the guiding peace of God lead you in this year and all the days of your life. Be blessed!