We all have to admit we wouldn’t have made it through 2017 with the help of the Lord. Now in a new year, many come with the same question. How will I make it? How can I survive this coming year? Don’t worry about it. We don’t know what the year holds. There are uncertainties for sure, but the certainties outweigh them. Remember this. Whatever is ahead—whatever the devil throws at us, whatever society does, what life throws at us—there is a plan.
We don’t have a plan. It’s not our job to make the plan. As Christians, our job is to put our faith in the Lord. God knows how! It’s not up to us to make a plan or a strategy. God is already at work. The how belongs to God. Jesus told us not to worry because God is at work. The how belongs to him. He knows how. He’s not in heaven asking how he’ll get Adwolfe through another year. He’s not wringing his hands. He doesn’t figure things out as he goes. He has the plan. The best we can do is trust him. Proverbs 3 tells us to trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
I’m glad we have a God who knows how. Look at these verses.
II Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. II Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
What’s the best thing we can do this first day of the year and every day? Take our how’s to the Lord and put them in the hands of the One who knows how!