What do you believe this year holds for you?

Written by on 13 Mar 2022

2021 went by as fast as a speed train, and before I knew it 2022 had arrived. A new, fresh year lies ahead and I ask myself: What do I believe for this year?

This is a basic and very important question, but before you can really ask: “What do I believe for?” the crucial question is: “In whom do I believe?”

In whom do you believe?

The Lord is not defined by “what”. Circumstances will never make Him uncomfortable or fearful. He is the almighty, omnipresent God. He has an understanding which our human brain cannot grasp.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

2 Peter 3:8

In which season do you find yourself currently, at the beginning of 2022? Is there any new developments and challenges, or should you be patient for a while and be filled with God’s peace before moving on to the next step?
It differs for each one of us, therefore we need to distinguish what God’s plan is for the ‘here and now’. He says that he has good plans for us. Do we choose to believe this? Do we really BELIEVE that he has good plans for us when our circumstances look shaky?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

The ‘who’ and ‘what’ in perspective

When we ask “In whom do I believe?” we get a revelation of God’s character – one of immeasurable, innumerable love. As soon as we stand in a relationship with Him, we learn what his ‘heartbeat’ for us is. Then we can ask: What do I believe for?

You see, the ‘what’ is driven by the ‘Whom’. When we function within His will, it becomes easy to believe because circumstances do not determine our future, but it is determined by the Lord himself, by the almighty God that created heaven and earth.

May we choose to get to know Him better this year and be filled by faith for the good plans He has for us.

Written by Jean Lung. For daily inspiration read The Word for Today or listen to the Radio Pulpit podcasts on iono.fm.

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