Here we are once again; seeing one year out and a new one in. Have you made new year’s resolutions? Are you wondering what the new year holds? We all like to dream and try to imagine what the months ahead will bring to us. There will no doubt be some good times ahead; equally, there will most likely be challenges to face which we will find difficult. Good days and hard days are all a part of life. Happiness, sadness, tears and laughter; it comes to us all. The question at the time of new year may be — how will I handle all that may come my way? There are no better words of encouragement than from our heavenly Father.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“I have told you many things, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have troubles and sorrows, but take heart because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2
“Don’t be overcome with a love for money; be satisfied with what you have because God has said, ‘I will never fail you or abandon you.’ Therefore we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear of what mere people can do to me.” Hebrews 13:5-6
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23
May 2019 be filled with blessings to overflowing, and my your determination to walk in His ways stay strong; filled with great joy.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!