God’s Word is the very best guide available if we want to know what we can do to make 2016 our best year ever. Here’s the plan:
Experience God’s Pardon. As we begin our journey into another year, God provides us with an opportunity to “begin again.” We read in John’s lovely little letter, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from all of our sins.” Others talk of being free from the past, only God makes it possible and gives us a clean slate.
Enjoy God’s Presence. He encourages us with these timeless words: “Fear not, for I am with you!” With His Spirit to empower us, His angels to protect us, His Word to guide us and His arms around us, we have all that we need to face every challenge knowing that the victory can be ours if we take Him at His Word.
Engage God’s Power. He promises that “I – the Creator and Sustainer of the universe – will strengthen you!” For every sickness He will give us His healing. For every problem He will give us His solution. For every question He will give us His answer. For every doubt He will increase our faith. And in the darkest hour He will provide us with His light to lead us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we stand before You and the days to come in faith believing that You will honor Your words of hope and help as we trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Isaiah 41:10 fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.