You Know

Just a couple days and 2020 will be done. Do you know what 2021 holds?

If we’ve learned anything in the 365 days since we looked forward to a new year, it’s this: there’s much we do not know. Don’t know if there will be prosperity or great need, robust health or debilitating disease, a loved one close by or far from reach, things the same or turned upside down, peaceful lives or chaotic unrest.

There is One who knows. God is never surprised, caught off guard. “But even if we don’t feel at ease, God is greater than our feelings, and He knows everything.” (1John 3:20 CEV)

And the Bible tells us there is much we can know. Know in a way that the world longs for. The ‘knows’ listed throughout Scripture satisfy us with heart rest. We know that the faithfulness of Jesus never waivers, know that we are never alone as the Holy Spirit is with us always – know that whatever unknown shakes us up, the Father sees us through.

“In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.” (Romans 8:26 CEV) Closer than our skin is our Creator – even to the point of putting into words for us what we desperately seek.

So as we step into a “new” year, it’s not what we know, but Who we know. And Who we are known by.

We can’t see the future, can’t predict it, can’t outsmart it. “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1Corinthians 13:12 NIV) “Then” – when there are no more new years, just forever new horizons, new wonders.

Then we will have the illusive peace we seek and there shall be no more fretting through a crazy year. You know the Way, the Truth, and the Life – and He knows you.

 

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