Let us hope for great things to come from the Lord in 2021!
Every one of us lifts our hearts with hope while starting the New Year! We learnt a lot in 2020! We learnt how to live in contentment with available resources, learnt how to spend isolated times, learnt what quietness means from our busy life style, learnt to work hard, learnt to spend time conversing with family, learnt to help one another, learnt to pray for each other, learnt to use technology and learnt to be so adaptive with the changes in lockdown. God let these learnings for our formative to face the future. When God allows suffering, He provides endurance. When God allows struggles, He strengthens us. When God allows difficulties, He delivers solution.
Learning from the encountered experiences enables us to lean on God. This pandemic has taught us that we cannot plan anything within our own human capacity and understanding. Our reliance on God has been greatly evidenced from the year 2020! I remember these lines from this hymn, ‘Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be mine, So for my sake teach me to take one day at a time’. I find it so appropriate to the present situation. In everything, we should be dependent on God, looking above and waiting for the manna for that day’s survival. Limited providence teaches us to be dependent on God.
Let us lean on Him who is our strong fort! Let us abide in His Word which is our guide! Let us trust in His unchanging presence which will be the hope for the year 2021!