Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Now that you’ve lived an entire week in this new year, you may find yourself slipping into old patterns. Your goals to change were well-intentioned, and you’ll keep trying when you think of it. But there’s just so much that has to get done and so many hours in the day. It seems so hard to stay connected to God when everything and everyone around you is constantly pushing and pulling you.
God is training you to be steady on your feet. So many things interrupt you, distract you, and interrupt your awareness of his presence in your life. With so many voices clamoring for our attention, with smart phones and social media always at our fingertips, you may lose your focus and lose sight of your true priority.
Don’t lose hope. When you find yourself distracted, just ask God to anchor your heart to him. When troubles come your way, run to him and ask for guidance and protection. Stay the course no matter what happens.
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Pray: “Lord, I’ve already found myself slipping into old habits and thoughts. Thank you that you continue to hold me steady and to renew my mind.”