No doubt the year 2020 was full of unexpected and unprecedented events. Most notable was the complete disruption of our daily lives due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic caused everything to stop – we had to retreat to our homes and get familiar with the “virtual world”. The use of Zoom jumped from 10 million users in December 2019 to 200 million users in March 2020. In a letter to its users, Zoom admitted that even they were not ready for such high usage.
Zoom was not ready.
We were not ready.
The world was not ready.
Ready or not – we got up to speed quickly.
Overnight – our lives changed. We traded in school drop-offs for 100% virtual learning in our homes. We had to figure out how to make 24 hours stretch to allow for an 8-hour workday, an 8-hour school day, time in-between to keep up with the household and time to connect with others.
No matter how many things were added over the course of the year to our plates, we made it work because we had no choice but to trust God.
Proverbs 3:5 reminds us to:
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
This is why as I enter 2021, I am leaving doubt behind in 2020.
I hope that you will join me and enter into 2021 knowing that we can handle it – no matter what it is. 2020 reminded us that with God all things are possible. As you leave doubt behind replace it with thoughts of hope, joy, and peace – the word of God. To get started, read these 5 scriptures. I assure you that after reading them that your faith will grow, and you will be reminded of God’s power over any doubt.
5 Scriptures About Doubt
Mark 11:23 – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Be encouraged and join in as we leave doubt in 2020 and enter 2021 with the victory!
BY BERNADINE FUTRELL