This is a depressing time of year, unfortunately! We start to worry about getting this year “right”, paying off our holiday bills, what kind of things this new year will old in store for us…..and the list can go on and on.
BUT God doesn’t want us to live worried and anxious about this year, or last year, about anything! He knows that worry is counterproductive because it steals our peace and joy and affects every area of our life ~ our sleep, our health, our relationships, even our peace. Worry steals precious moments of time that we can never get back.
We should rather be thinking about starting this year off right ~ decide today to put an end to worry in our life. Don’t feed worry by focusing on bad news all the time. Sure, we should be informed, but we should be more informed of the truth of the Word of God. Feed our faith by meditating on His Word and fill our heart and mind with God’s promises. Declare every day, “My God shall supply all of my needs. He makes a way out of no way. He is the Restorer and Redeemer.”
As we focus on God’s Word, we’ll drive out worry and fill our heart with faith and expectancy. We’ll experience His peace and joy and move forward into the blessings God has in store for us in this New Year!
Heavenly Father, today I choose to put an end to worry in my life. I choose to feed my faith by studying Your promises and declaring Your Word over my life. Help me to totally trust in You today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.