Hello dear reader! How are you doing?
Today we are beginning a new year! Thank God we survived till here, right?! Kkkkk
Jokes aside, I just want to encourage you to look ahead with the right perspective: If you had a tough year, remember, you got stronger through the process( even if you can’t realize it yet). And you can choose to look forward with hope, knowing that God is the One who makes all things new!
If you had a good year or you started a tough year but finished well (like me =) ,you have a lot of reasons to be thankful for, and to look forward with gratitude and keep growing! Enjoy your good time to go deeper in the things that is working now and also to improve your relationship with God and those around you!
Every day is a new day to start fresh, to be hopeful and try again, no matter if you failed yesterday. Today is another chance and you can choose to look to yourself and to the cirscumtances around you with a renewed hope!
Our strength is in the Lord and He never fails! He is a good father. Don’t forget that!
Have a great year folks! That’s all for today. See you next time!
“Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God.”
And now the Lord says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
Thus says the Lord: “In a time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages,saying to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Appear.’ They shall feed along the ways; on all bare heights shall be their pasture; they shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them.“
Isaiah 49:1-10 ESV