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Wherever you are, whatever situation you find yourself in, this day, if you are a child of God, a royal member of God’s heavenly kingdom, God’s got you covered. Jesus often told his disciples that the Christian walk would be tough. Denying oneself, picking up our cross and following Jesus is no walk in the park. The pandemic doesn’t seem to be going away, at least for another year or two. I remember Jesus speaking in his still small voice on the morning of the 17th of July, 2020, when the pandemic was in the initial stages, whispering as I was waking up that morning…this (pandemic) will last for quite some time, then other significant events will follow and then I will return. That was almost one and half years back and here we are on the verge of entering 2022…just a few hours…2021 will be history soon.
Personally for me, the last few days of 2021 have been difficult, with the flu hitting me hard, being out of work and in bed for 4 days, but God showed mercy yet again by healing; praise God for my faithful Savior Jesus who keeps continually interceding for me in the presence of the heavenly Father; praise God for faithful family members and friends who regularly keep me in prayers. I believe the attack on my body was satanic retaliation for Christmas messages that I sent out on TV and mobile devices. Anyway, Jesus’ power always prevails over satanic power.
In my suffering, I often tell Jesus that I am going to cut down on ministry and laboring for the kingdom, because the evil attacks are many. But as soon as I recover, I see another power at work in me, which takes over and pushes me to do even more for my Savior. That’s the power that the Apostle Paul speaks of in the letter to the Ephesians.
Ephesians 3:20, 21
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Yes, Glory be to God Almighty, who works powerfully in us by his Holy Spirit.
So, on the last day of this year, be strengthened, God Almighty is with you. Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. In whichever part of the world you are now, as a child of God, you have the divine privilege to have your loving Savior’s eyes continually focused on you. What tomorrow (2022) will bring, remains a mystery for now, but all the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus. They are all for you.
If you are in trouble this day, remember,
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
The life time promise of Jesus has stood the test of time for his loving children…….he says,
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.