A spiritual mentor of mine asked me what Bible verse summed up the year for me. He also asked me what verse I would hold onto for the New Year. I thought that was an interesting question and wanted you to think about what Bible verse comes to mind for you. Immediately, a verse, rather, two connected verses summed up the year for me.
Luke Chapter 12, verses 27 and 28 – “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet, I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow, is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!”
God has provided for me and my family in so many ways this past year. Yet, in the moment, I constantly worried. How would we pay our bills? Where would the next job come from? How would we make ends meet? God provided month in and month out. My worry caused me only unneeded, self-induced suffering.
So, what is my verse for the New Year?
That’s easy. Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, and they will walk and not be faint.”
In this New Year I plan to soar and certainly vow not to worry. I am embracing each moment and living in the now. Here’s a prior post I wrote called: Dwell on the Past, Worry about the Future, Miss Out on Living.
At a recent concert I attended, the primary artist told stories between songs. He said, “What we teach about is what we need to learn the most.” That is SO true! The post I wrote about worry was a few years ago which means I am still learning!
So, what verse summed up the prior year for you and what verse will you hold in your heart for the New Year?
If you have a hard time letting go of worry, download this free Letting Go meditative affirmation and Letting Go Prayer, cut #5 from the Let it Go Meditative Affirmation CD – 10 Meditative Affirmations to Let Go and Let God.