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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Monday, January 24 2022

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. - Psalm 37:3-7a

 

As we start the new year, our church is faced with major changes! Change is unsettling. It doesn't matter who we are—old or young, rich or poor, married or single. Change can be exciting, but it also brings with it the unknown. Sometimes it's scary to look out into the great unknown. As we begin a new year, we don't know what to expect. That can be a little unnerving. 

 

We don't have the ability to see the future. But we do know one thing for certain. As long as we remain close to our Father, His goodness and love will stay close to us. No matter where our circumstances may direct us, His love and goodness will follow us.

 

The hymn Be Thou My Vision speaks to us:

 

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

naught be all else to me, save that Thou art--

Thou my best thought, by day or by night,

waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom and Thou my true Word;

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father, I Thy true son,

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

 

When we face changes, we don't always know what lies on the road ahead. But we don't always need to see into the distance. We only need to see the step ahead of us...then another step...then another step. When the path ahead is obscure, we can go to God's Word for guidance. His Word will light our way. It may not tell us exactly what's coming a month from now, a year from now, five years from now, but God's Word will act as a road map for the journey ahead. It will be the pathway at our feet.

 

When we rely on His Word and follow it consistently, we can trust His goodness. Even when the future is unclear, we can move ahead with confidence, knowing He will lead us to the best place for us, and His goodness and love will stay with us every step of the journey. Full speed ahead!

Prayer for Today

Lord, thank you for leading us in the right direction. Help us to follow You today and trust You for our future. The knowledge of your love and support gives us confidence to move into the future. Amen.

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