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. (Isaiah 41:10)
While searching for scriptures to use for this post, I came across Isaiah 41. Not really a Happy New Year scripture. But I think it is a fitting one.
As I look through my memories of 2022, I can see God’s blessings. But if I’m honest, I can also see the hardships just as well. My accident, months of pain and recuperation, my mom’s and dad’s health issues, and my brother’s death.
Still, there is a God in heaven.
And when beginning anew, whether it be a day, year, or something as simple as a new project, it is comforting to know He is already there waiting for us.
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. (Psalm 40:5)
He has a plan. All we have to do is follow in His footsteps.
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)
We cannot control the circumstance of this coming year. But one thing I know is we are not alone. He is with us and has everything under control. Let us forge ahead in confidence!
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalm 62:8)
Happy New Year, dear one.