We might not know what the future holds for us. But we should not be fearful, or nor shall we despair of the coming year because we know Who holds the future. Let us grow in our intimacy with the Lord in our daily walk with Him.
David says in Psalm 27:8, “When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”” After seeking His face, let us be submissive to His leading in our walk with Him daily, and even in waging spiritual battles against the enemies when required. Just as how the Lord had revealed to Joshua that He is the Commander of the Army in Joshua 5:14, “So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.””
As true disciples of Jesus, we ought to follow Him closely as He leads, just as David (who praised the Lord after He delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul) did in Psalm 18:32-34 (in KJV)
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
For us to enable the Lord to make our way blameless, first we have to repent of all our sins. Then we have to fight in His strength. As the hind places its rear feet exactly in the imprints of its front feet so we must learn to put our feet exactly in the steps of our Lord Jesus, especially when He sets us “upon my high places” or highly challenging situations where a misstep could be disastrous. If we turn our eyes solely to our Lord, victory for us is assured as David testified further down in Psalm 18:37-39 (in NKJV):
37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
38 I have wounded them, so that they could not rise; they have fallen under my feet.
39 For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Let us arise and be His end-time army ‘following Him on white horses” (Revelation 19:14) and to “declare His glory among the nations and His wonders among all peoples.” (1 Chronicles 16:24).