We have all heard that 2020 was the worst. We may have even thought it ourselves, especially if you ran out of toilet paper. If we think about it, in the midst of the chaos and disruptions, God has and is doing great things. There is a man in the Old Testament named Joseph. He was hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, lied about, and imprisoned. Even though Joseph had many things done to him that he would not have chosen if given the opportunity, he decided not to focus on the bad and difficult, but to focus on serving God and others. At each step in Joseph’s life he didn’t focus on what was being done to him, but instead what he could do.
This summer, we are going to look at how we can focus on God and others instead of ourselves. As we change our focus, we will see that God is working... even in the desert.
No matter what comes our way in 2021, we will see that God is Good.
In John 16:33 Jesus tells us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)