I am always comforted by scripture – the many passages that speak to me and help me find that solid resting place for my weary mind – as I am surrounded by the cares and sorrows of this world.
As I look ahead at the new year – I am reminded once again of God’s faithfulness and love shown to me over the last year and all of my life. I have gone through things and have watched those around me be touched by sorrow, joy, happiness, pain and regret. But in the midst of all of it – good and bad, He was always there. That still small voice that always covers me and won’t let me go. And I am so thankful that I know Him – and that He is a merciful God.
My prayer is that you too will find Him a solid and reliable friend – in times of joy and in times of trouble. That you will find a reason and purpose for your life – and that you will allow Him to show you and help you with all those unanswered questions.
Below are some scriptures of comfort and hope – as we look forward to the new year.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”
“You crowned the year with Your bounty and goodness…”
Psalm 65:11 (Amplified Bible)
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”