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December 31, 2009

Chapter-a-Day Daniel 12

Looking ahead to a new year.  "And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it's all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward." Daniel 12:13 (MSG)

I've felt a heaviness all week. I'm not sure if I feel this every year during the holidays, but I've felt it acutely this year. 

Uncertainty.

That's what I feel. What is the coming year going to hold? Will we prosper or suffer? Will God realize our desires or not? Will Taylor and Clayton build a strong foundation for their marriage? Will Madison make the right decisions about school? Will it be a good year for our business, or will we find ourselves having to scale back? Will this be the year for the Cubs? I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I'm uncertain. I woke up feeling the uncertainty gnawing at my heart.

And then, I got out of bed, made the commute upstairs to my office, and read today's chapter. Some days it's as if the chapter was meant only for me. "Mind your business, Tom," Holy Spirit whispers as I read. "Live wisely. Live well. Relax. When it's all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward."

It's a pretty good note on which to end one year and being the next.

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kr

13 "And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying.

Once again the same verse sticks out to us. During this time of waiting and being refined in the fire, what better passage to end the year on for me. God is in control, in spite of my doubt and worry. I am encouraged today that I will have employment again soon, I pray in the next couple of weeks.

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