Change can be a daunting thing especially when we don’t have the right perspective towards it. What can add to our fear of change is when we bring our assumptions and conclusions to our circumstances; we can often put a “period” on what has not yet come to pass. However, the Bible tells us that we can hope in God because His sovereignty declares that He has the last word on everything. In the last sermon of 2019 we looked at five ways to apply God’s sovereignty in our lives as we enter into a new year. First we saw the need to check our motives; the Bible tells us that the human heart is deceitful, and therefore requires us to truly see if our motives align with Scripture. Secondly, we are to commit our work to God. This is the act of offering our work as tribute—for God’s glory, as well as entrusting our work to Him who is able to help us in our time of need. Thirdly, we are to count on God’s purposes, trusting that God has a purpose to everything, even the bad that come our way. We also saw how when we choose righteousness we can be certain that we are doing the will of God for our lives. Finally, we are called to center our lives on Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. As we enter into this New Year, we do not need to fear change just as long as we trust that God has the last Word on things of our past, present and even our future.