Wednesday, December 26, 2018
WILL I ENJOY SUCCESS IN THE NEW YEAR?
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. Isaiah:40:30-31
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
IS THERE REALLY ANYTHING NEW IN THE NEW YEAR?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4
WHAT DOES GOD HAVE IN STORE FOR ME IN THE NEW YEAR?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
WHY SHOULD I EXPECT THE NEW YEAR TO BE ANY BETTER THAN LAST YEAR?
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21:5
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self . . . to be made new in the attitude of your mind; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
So, as we look forward to the new year, I leave you with this final thought; the future is not in our hands. Our success in the year ahead is in God's hands.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21