20 Reasons Why

Most days I greet the morning with my two favorite Scriptures:

  1. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 AND
  2. This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This has become more than just a habit lately. It’s been a necessity to counteract the negativity floating around the atmosphere about what a horrible year 2020 has been. We all get it! Is the constant moaning making anything better or forcing the year to end more quickly? Is it possible all of these depressing opinions are making things worse?

Look at Job who speaks about his negative thoughts:  “What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.” (Job 3:25)

I could easily list 2,020 reasons why we should be rejoicing rather than grumbling – but due to condensed space – I’ll limit my list to 20 reasons why we should stop complaining about 2020. The aforementioned Scriptures are numbers 1 and 2. Here are my other 18 reasons WHY we should quit our whining.

1. Nothing that is happening is a surprise to God. (Ephesians 1:11)

2. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)

3. If you call Jesus, Lord, your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. That’s worth celebrating! (Revelation 20:12)

4. Jesus loves you and died for you, no matter whether you think you are worthy or not. (John 3:16)

5. This world is temporary and not our home. We have an eternal home in heaven waiting for us. (2 Peter 1:10-11)

6. “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

7. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

8. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:29)

9. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

10. But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)

11. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:4)

12. So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. (James 4:7-8)

13. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3)

14. Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone. (Psalm 33:22)

15. Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. (Galatians 1:4)

16. Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. (Psalm 37:3)

17. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6)

18.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1Thessalonians 5:18)

Don’t follow the the negative naysayers.  Drive out the darkness and be a light for Jesus! (Matthew 5:16)

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Blessings in Christ. May we usher in 2021 with thanksgiving and praise!
Kathy K.

Author: Kathy Kurlin

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and published author of three books. My true passion is to share the Gospel through the written word. I may not be a Pulitzer Prize winning author, but God tells us to be faithful with "little things," ... so at my Lord's pleasure ... I use my "little writing gift" to write for Him.

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