Hope in Spite Of…
We all remember how stoked we were about leaving 2019, how everyone bellowed ‘Happy New Year’ at the stroke of 12 midnight on December 31st 2019. Little did we know that 2020 was going to be a roller coaster year. I wouldn’t sadden you with all the details; you know them and may harps, you suffered severely from the shortfall of one or more of these catastrophes.
Every one of us was impacted by the events of the past year in one way or the other. Indeed 2020 was a lesson in the case of the best laid plan of mice and men! But if you are reading this, you are not only a survivor, you are an overcomer!
So here we are at take-off – airport, train station, bus terminal, sea port etc. whatever means by which you think you are journeying through 2021, one thing is pertinent, who is at the helm of your affairs? What is your compass? And where or what is your anchor?
One thing that kept me grounded through the past year was the word of God and the Holy Spirit. As one item after another on my vision board seemed to stare (or is it sneer) at me in mockery, there was an anchor that held the soul; God’s Word!
So as I journey into this New Year not knowing what curve ball the year would throw, Dare I dream again? Dare I make plans? Dare I have a vision board? I dare say a resounding YES!!!!!!!!!!
What gives me the audacity to dream again, hope again and make plans again? A sure word of prophesy! Proverbs 3:5 &6.
What word do you have for the year? What has God dropped into your spirit? Remember that the arms of flesh may fail but we have an infallible God.
I invite you to dare to dream again, hope again and plan again! Do not approach the year 2021 with fatalism; que sera sera.
Let me leave you with the different translations of Psalm 27:13
New International Version
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
New Living Translation
Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
English Standard Version
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
ANew American Standard Bible
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
New King James Version
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
King James Bible
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Christian Standard Bible
I am certain that I will see the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living.
Contemporary English Version
but I know I will live to see how kind you are.
Good News Translation
I know that I will live to see the LORD’s goodness in this present life.
Where would I be if I did not believe I would experience the LORD’s favor in the land of the living?
Happy New Year once again and remember all we do is WIN!!!!!!!!!!