I am glad that the Lord is with us, and he will strengthen us. So many times I felt alone when I was facing a situation, but I know that God is my refuge and strength, and he will keep me safe in the time of trouble. Although 2017 was challenging at times, we got through it and now we have a brand new year to live.
I wonder what this year may bring, but I am not fearful, because no matter what it brings, God is in control. There is nothing that I need that he will not supply. For 2018, I want to make it the best year that we have lived for the Lord. When we face the day, may the Lord grant us wisdom to make the best decisions filtered through his word and prayer. We pray this year for his will to be done in earth as it is in heaven.
No one knows the hour of the Lord’s return, but it could be today before I finish typing this blog. We need to expect his return, and prepare for it as if it will be today, but if he tarries, let’s keep our lamps filled with oil. I want to be ready; how about you?
Yesterday can’t be altered, and tomorrow can’t be experienced yet; all we have is today to make a difference in someone’s life. Don’t wait to be the man or woman of God that you should be, because waiting for tomorrow may be too late; we aren’t promised tomorrow.
If you have regrets about how you walked with the Lord in 2017, you can’t dwell in the past, but you can look forward to this brand new year and make fresh commitments. He makes us a promise in Lamentations:
“It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
May this week’s, Lattereign, Looking Forward Learning from the Past, give us hope for a future.