At the start of a new year some people make resolutions. They resolve to improve something in their lives.
Maybe it’s getting in shape, getting out of debt, or quitting smoking.
Personally, I’m not too keen on making resolutions. But what I am keen on is developing practices and routines that help us stand firm in God.
Consider David’s words in Psalm 18:2: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Rock. Fortress. Deliverer. Rock. Refuge. Shield. Horn of salvation. Stronghold.
That is someone who is standing firm in God!
It’s something we all need in a year that is mostly likely going to include some colossal swaths of uncertainty.
If, as it says in 2 Peter 3:8 that with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day, then from God’s perspective this pandemic has been going on for about 72 seconds.
So when you are uncertain and wobbly, he is the one you want to lean on, learn from, and look to for hope.
God continues to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and on his throne. He is not surprised by what is happening. He is in control even when you feel out of control. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Worship weekly, pray continually, read the Bible consistently, encourage each other, and love one another.
Stand firm in things eternal.
By Matthew Ruttan
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.