Be Open to God Doing Something New

A new thing

For many of us New Year’s Day is a time of reflection on the past and anticipation of the future. While we review the last year, we contemplate the year to come.

If you are involved in that kind of thinking this New Year, I want to encourage you to be open to the idea that God may have plans for you in 2023 that you cannot yet envision. Be open to the idea that God may do something new.

New is not the same as easy. Sometimes God’s plans for us are difficult and even frightening. But the gospel assures us that God’s plans for us are good. If Jesus loved us enough to die for us, we can be certain that he has our best interests at heart. If Christ was powerful enough to rise again, we can be certain he can handle whatever comes our way. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

So lets enter 2023 holding our future with an open hand, but holding tightly to the faithfulness of God. God may do something new. God may do something wonderful. God may lead us somewhere difficult. But God will always be good.