We all like victory. We all like being at the top of the mountain, celebrating.
Because nothing beats that feeling of reaching the crest and looking back at the road you had to travel to get there. Sometimes we may want to stay there forever, but it’s just not possible. The next one is just ahead.
As we climb into 2019, some of us ended at a peak, while others of us were stuck in a valley. And as we face the new mountain ahead, we might already feel a little weary, regardless of where we’re starting from. “Didn’t I just face this? Those storm clouds look a little nasty. Maybe God won’t notice if I drag my feet a little bit.” But take heart! We can have confidence even as you meet this year’s challenges on the mountain.
Climbing up the mountain in 2019, you might face:
- disappointment – things not turning out the way you want, unmet expectations
- life challenges – health, relationships, spiritual, financial
- death – either natural and/or spiritual, of friendships, of relationships
- change – jobs, relationships, ministry
- fears – what the future holds, money, changes in circumstances
You see, climbing a mountain is not easy and you need the right tools for the journey.
But how blessed are those of us in the faith! God has already provided the tools we need in His word and equipped others to teach us how to use them. To help you climb the mountain, we’ve curated a list of books that will help you deal with the climb that 2019 will bring.
In the meantime, here is some encouragement directly from the Lord:
“…’The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'” Hebrews 13:6
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” Psalm 31:24
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
May your 2019 climb be the best one yet!
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