I entered 2020 with the same optimism as I have had each previous year, but like all of us, I didn’t have a clue what was in store. I can assure you that what did happen wasn’t on my list.
Now, as much as I am glad 2020 is coming to a close, and I am looking forward to 2021, I am doing so a bit more cautiously … with a bit more skepticism. Loss of innocence will do that to a person.
But I have to remind myself that just as I entered previous years with slightly rose-colored glasses, I also don’t want to swing to the other extreme and taint the future with pessimism.
I have to remind myself of three things: 1) we can never know the future, 2) we don’t need to, because 3) God will give us what we need when we need it.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). It is not a floodlight designed to show us the entire journey at once, but it will provide us the knowledge and wisdom as well as the confidence and comfort for our present situations.
I have attached a relatively new song (May 2019) by Building 429 and the interview with member Jason Roy about how the song came about. I think both the song and the background story can speak for and to many of us.
Happy New Year.