2018 may not have ended well for some. 2019 may not even have started well for others, yet it is a year full of hope and promise--a year of achievement. It may not often be easy to cross the line between difficult and ease. But ease for a believer does not mean a life of careless abandon, it means having relief enough to do the things you believe in.
Truth And Justice
Anyone out there who is a fighter for truth and justice will realize that it is one of the most difficult things to do, because we are in a world where lies and falsehoods have ardent supporters. So, it becomes a difficult world for those who want to live a life of truth and honesty. Incidentally, there are many in high offices and in positions of power for whom deception and falsehood are the only means to continue to hold on to power.
There Is Victory
There is victory for truth and justice. This is important because it creates an atmosphere for fairness and equity and for humans to thrive. This is the kind of world envisaged by God for the people He has created. Put side by side, watch out for how the contents of these Scripture passages play out in 2019;
"When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan." --Proverbs 29:2.
"But evil men (and women) and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." 2 Timothy 3:13.
The game of deception will ensnare those who engage in it. But the Lord God will have the victory!