The Bible offers many verses telling us how/who the LORD blesses. America, why are we not listening to Him? I want to be blessed. I want my country to be blessed. Don’t you as a nation want blessings as well…to be prosperous, at peace, in love with our fellow man, and most importantly forgiven?
Blessings from God are receivable, America. Overwhelming blessings to enable us to stay strong and prosper. But blessings only occur if we delight not in ourselves, not in vain might, and definitely not in false gods. Blessings come from following the law of LORD.
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
So maybe your year didn’t pan out exactly as you had hoped? Sadly, mine didn’t. I penned a Christian screenplay with high hopes of finding a producer/director who would read it. There definitely is disappointment in my heart as 2019 ends with no readers so far.
I’m allowed to wallow a bit, right? Temporarily of course, because I know there’s something more important in life than an unread manuscript.
The joy of our risen Savior.
I know through Jesus all things are possible. Of course humans can’t see or know what will happen the in future, but we can, however, fully trust that what Jesus did for us in the past on the cross is eternally sufficient.
Are experiencing disappointment, frustration, anxiety, or sadness from 2019? If so, please know God is always with you. And right now–the start of a new year–is the perfect time to turn your pain over to Christ and allow Him into your life.