As we prepare to move into a new year, and also a "new normal", I am incredibly moved by the following passage. May this be our watchword in the coming scenes!
God calls for people of undaunted courage... who rejoice in the thought of the final triumph, refusing to be hindered by obstacles. He who steadfastly adheres to the principles of truth has the assurance that his weakest points of character may become his strongest... God is with him as he declares, “I must overcome the temptations that surround me, else they will drive Christ from my heart.” He combats all temptation and braves all opposition. By the strength obtained from on high, he holds in control the passions and tendencies which, uncontrolled, would lead him to defeat.
In Heavenly Places 327