I am praying your new year 2022 is filled with the love and joy of Jesus!
Problem: "Too many people long for the way things never were or maybe were but are no more" (RRK).
That's especially true in churches.
Solution: "Leave the irreparable past in His hands and step out into the irresistible future with Him" (OC in MU4HH, 12/31).
That's possible if...
Divine Plan: "Put new wine into new wineskins" (Jesus in Matthew 9:14ff).
Stop looking at your...uh, uh, uh,...behind.
Savior Alert: 2022 can be your best year ever by grace through faith in Jesus.
It won't unless you honor Him.
Stop making excuses for yourself and unsaved family and friends.
People that do not honor God are irretrievably messed up and will stay messed up until Jesus is their foundation, focus, and filter.
1 Samuel 2:30.
It/He begins in worship.
There are some Jesus-loving-Bible-believing pastors and churches near you.
If you need help finding them/Him, we have suggestions in a 1 John 4 kinda way.
Pero make no mistake about it/Him.
Your emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and eternal well-being depend completely on your personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Remember, Jesus is Lord not Caesar!
So why this pic?
Well, some of yu'uns are so gripped by fear because of your idolatries to...
You're trusting the wrong people - uh, like, as George sang in Hamilton, "I know him. It can't be. He's that little man who came to me!" - and not God first, foremost, and always.
That's why, if this is true for you as it is for so many you know, fear has gripped...
That's what happens without Jesus.
Read Psalm 20 and 1 John 4 again.
Take a look at Exodus 1, 20:1-8, Isaiah 58:13-14, and Hebrews 10:19-25.
"If you want to stand strong, stand with Jesus!"