What if 2022 is worse than 2020 or 2021? Oh, what will we do? How will we survive? How will we pay our rent, our hydro, or feed our kids? Oh, friend, the what-ifs will kill us.
Christ told us to pray for our daily bread, (Matthew 6:11) not the whole year.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6, NLT)
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. (Psalm 37:25, NLT)
So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. (Matthew 6:31-32, NLT)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NLT)
Let’s take the advice of King George who spoke to his country on the brink of war in 1939.
I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year. “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied, “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than the known way.