31 December 2012

Thoughts for New Year's Eve, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, it's hard to be optimistic about the new year. Gun control (Obama now promises to push hard for new legislation), massive tax increases coming from all directions (not just the so-called fiscal cliff, but socialized medicine, too), and increasing hardships for lower- and middle-class Americans.

But God knows what He's doing, and we are commanded to pray, and seek His face. We must ask Him to reveal to us what we are to do, and then do it. He promises to take care of those who seek Him, and we'd be foolish not to lean on Him.


Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:34)

May the new year bring us new revelations of God's goodness and provision, and may He deliver His people soon!

19 comments:

Matt said...

Wise words, all.

threecollie said...

Good words there. Thanks!

K said...

And to stay within God's will.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you all. And K, yes absolutely.

Old NFO said...

Amen...

Keads said...

Great words there Shepard. Happy New Year to you and yours my friend.

ProudHillbilly said...

Amen.

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, Keads, PH: thank you for stopping by. And happy new year to all of you!

Ken O said...

Thank you brother, sometimes we all need a reminder to maintain our faith.

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Ken. :^) Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny said...

Amen. Hope you're well up there.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Jenny. We are well, and I hope that you & T are, too.

Stephen said...

Peace be with you. We'll survive one way or the other my friend.

Rev. Paul said...

And peace be with you & your sweet wife, Stephen. Yes, we'll get through it, by God's grace.

uncle al said...

It is said we need to be reminded more than educated. In other words we know what we are to do, it is a matter of what choice we will make. Follow God or man!

Thanks Rev. Paul

Rev. Paul said...

I believe you're correct, uncle al. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandy said...

Amen!

Happy New Year to You and Yours Rev. Paul.

NavyOne said...

Excellent, I loved that. Happy New Year!

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy & NavyOne, thank you. Happy New Year!