Starting Strong: New Things New Beginnings

Isaiah 43:19 
“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”
This week we have been talking about finishing strong but today we switch it to STARTING STRONG as we look forward to a great year. 2020 was devastating in many ways but the good news is that we made it through and here we are. As we start the new year I want to encourage you to look ahead and not look behind. Even as Paul says, “Forgetting those things that are behind me, I press on..”
As our key verse says, God is doing a new thing and we need to be aware of it. It is so easy to look back and mourn over what we may have lost last year but if we do that then we will become blind to what God is doing this year.
Romans 8:28 Amplified Bible “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”
As we look forward to an amazing year filled with new glorious things, be confident of this one thing; that God will cause ALL THINGS, even the bad things of 2020 to work together for your good because he loves you. When we look back, we may not see how that is even possible but remember this one thing as we start off a new year, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH OUR GOD.
Remember he has a good plan for your life and it will come to pass even as we remain faithful to stay focused on him.