Hope in the New Year

The years whizz by at the speed of light, it seems. I can remember bringing in the new year way back in 1960 when doo wop and poodle skirts ruled. Well over twenty years ago, my mother died on January 1. Time doesn’t march on. It sprints, and I can barely keep up.

I got a little nervous when I hung my new calendar on the wall. This sparked the thought. What will the new year bring? How much longer will God see fit to allow me to live on this earth? How much longer will He put up with the godlessness of the United States?

I picked up my Bible and found some mighty encouraging words in Ephesians 3:20-21. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is a work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

That brings me an amazing amount of confidence. My God is faithful, and He has a plan for the rest of my life —and yours, too. He’s all powerful and will bring victory to His own. What a glorious thought.

“‘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 a hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11

Dear Lord, I place my faith and confidence in You because you can use me at any age or stage in life. Amen.

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