No matter what happens in the coming year, it can be a happy one when you stake your hopes for the future on the 4 reasons for a faith mindset outlined below. The chaos of the past three years cannot help but give us pause as we stand on the threshold of 2023.
The timing of His promises is just like seeds sown. There is an inherent germination time that must pass before being brought to fruition. That is why the Bible encourages us to have faith and patience regarding God’s promises
ver seen anything like this before!” we realize with greater and greater clarity, like the Israelites preparing to cross the Jordan, our need to turn to God in utter dependency.
A fact of life is that times and seasons change. Sometimes brooks that sustain us dry up requiring us to leave things behind if we are to possess God’s best. Is God drying up things in your life? Is He causing you to look to Him for what is next? Is He prying your grip from things you are comfortable with so He can put new things into your hands?
Whether confronted with a conflict or already in battle over our heads, the counsel here “only to be still” – literally to be deaf and dumb to our attackers – is both a huge relief, and a real test in trusting God.