Is There Hope for 2021?

What a year 2020 has been! There is no one who would argue that it has been an incredibly hard year – not only in America, but around the world. We made it through it, but do we have hope for any good changes in the year ahead?

None of us can predict the future, but what we can do is do today what is necessary to make 2021 the best year we can. How can we do that? I believe that is through personal stewardship. Stewardship is the responsible and careful management of something entrusted to your care. What DO you have control over? Are you a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, a responsible citizen? Many people lost their jobs and/or their businesses in 2020. Despair, discouragement and a feeling of hopelessness would be natural in that circumstance. But those feelings can be overcome by looking to God for help and guidance.

On my other website, http://www.onefocusministries.com, I just posted a devotional that I would like to share with you, hoping that you will find encouragement in it. Look under “Reflective Focus” to see that post – “Claim God’s Promises in 2021”.

This, however, is a blog designed to help you stretch your money. How can you do that when you don’t have any money to stretch? How many times can you be told to reuse, recycle and make it yourself?

The key to good stewardship is to think about what you have already and how you can use those things to help your family, your neighbors and your friends. What have you been entrusted with? On http://www.onefocusministries.com, on the home page, there is a search feature. If you query “stewardship”, you will pull up everything written on that site about the subject. In 2020, it is possible you may have lost some possessions or a job or even a home, but you did not lose the ability to start the new year with the right attitude.

Flowers still bloom in the spring, birds still sing in the morning and God is still on His throne!

May God bless you and guide you as you enter this new year.

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