Hebrew 13:8 (KJV) http://biblia.com/verseoftheday/image/Heb13.8
Yesterday was Thursday. Today is Friday. As it was last week and the weeks prior. The great difference being that today, Friday, marks the start of a new calendar year.
And while January first brings with it no magical powers to transform all things, it does bring with it something very important: HOPE.
Hope that things will change, will get better, can be re-built. That the start of something new means that we can move past and forget the old.
We know a God that exists outside of time and in eternity. Who, year in and year out, is faithful, dependable, unmovable, consistent; His word, nature and character do not change and it is in Him that we place our hope.
This is why:
- Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope
- Psa 31:24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord
- Psa 39:7 And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
- Psa 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Similar verses litter the bible; all pointing to the same fact. That there is only one focus for that which we hope: The Almighty God.
Let 2016 bring us to a sense of renewed hope where ours may have waned because of trials faced in the past and prayers unanswered; may we look forward knowing that each day means fulfillment of purpose in Him and that is what keeps us pressing onward; may we know that He is a keeper of promises and that His timing is never wrong; may we encourage and exhort each other in the Lord and with His because that is the only accurate measure; may we stand for Him as He stands for us to walk in and be obedient to His call.
Be strong in the Lord ladies.
Remember our lives are HIs.
by Marisse Cropper