I have found that the New Year can often bring a mixed bag of emotions and memories for many of us. Some may have just experienced the best year ever and look forward to an even greater one looming ahead. Others of us may have just trudged through one deep struggle after another. The new calendar year brings desperate hope for a fresh start and for things to be better than last year, with an ache for the still-fresh wounds to slowly begin their process of healing.
Whether you’ve just walked through the greatest year of your life, or you’re incredibly glad to see this one finally over, one truth still rings clear amidst it all…
You are not alone. Not ever.
Our God is a “with us" God. He is Immanuel, God with us. And though things and people around us shift and change, our God never changes.
In this coming year, the only safe place to put our trust is in God. “Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him” (Psalm 2:12). “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalm 34:8).
The New Year is always full of resolutions. Let this one be yours from Psalms (18:2) “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold“.
Put your trust in God! Put your trust in him! He won’t let you down. God is our hope, so put your life in his hands. May this be our resolution for the New Year.