Facing the Unknown Of 2017
I am so grateful that the Lord knows everything. What may be unknown to us is fully known by Him. He is our Masterful Orchestrator and His timing is impeccable. Therefore our future is in His hands. As we ‘rest’ in Him through our thoughts, peace will be our abiding direction.
Colossians 2:3 says, “In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” There is nothing that you will encounter, nor any situation you face right now, that is impossible for God.
He has given us hope as the anchor of our mind, will, and emotions. Hebrews 6:18 says, “That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.” Therefore hope will anchor us as we face our unknowns.
Verse 19 says, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.” Our soul-anchor secures us in the Rock that cannot be shaken.
Often in the New Year resolutions are set. How many have you set and broken in the past? Fear of failure is an internal destructive root. I drew this picture for the cover of one of my e-books still available on Amazon.
You have mindsets that control your thoughts. If you have a fear of failure, it will affect how you think and what you do. It sabotages good intentions, fulfillment of desires, finishing what you have started, and causes you to be double-minded.
Double-mindedness undermines our faith. James 1:6-8 is in reference to asking God for wisdom. These verses say, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is double-minded and unstable in all his ways.”
There is a huge contrast between being anchored and unstable. Anything we do in our own strength will be unstable. Trusting in the Lord for every situation and circumstance that we may face in 2017 will give us emotional and spiritual stability.
Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” I love that word, sustain. It means to maintain, nourish, bear, hold up, protect, support, and defend. It is the Lord way to supply everything we need necessary to live victoriously.
It is His powerful word hidden in our heart that will secure us to the Anchor of our soul. We may not known what our future in 2017 holds, but we do know the One who holds our future. We can fully trust Him to meet every need. 2 Peter 2:3 says, “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him…”