In this coming new year, take time to look back. Look back at what God has done, His faithfulness, His provision, His comfort, His peace, and His unfailing love. Reflect on God’s power — His power that got you through the hard times, through the difficulties, the lows, the tears, the illness, the loss, the fears, and through it all. God’s power is always sufficient and available for anything you’ve been through or will go through. The New Year is here; take courage for God is always here. The New Year is here, rejoice for God’s joy and love are forever.
Regardless of the good, bad, or ugly in this last year, we can celebrate a new year. We can celebrate what God has done. We can celebrate the salvation we receive from Jesus Christ. We can celebrate and gratefully remember God’s grace and mercy. Celebrate God’s forgiveness and loving-kindness. Celebrate that God continues to work with you and for you – for your best and for eternal purposes. Celebrate that even in the unwelcome changes you’ve gone through this last year, God is with you and won’t ever leave you.
Celebrate – because celebration reminds and warms the heart. Celebration rekindles the fires and passion. Take time to celebrate that your time is eternal in Christ. Celebrate God. Celebrate who He is. Celebrate that you are His! Celebrate, because you are loved by God!
Remember in this New Year, The One who makes all things new, whose mercies are new every morning, will be with you on every new day and into every New Year.
Be assured, “… [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (AMP)
Therefore, “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’” ~ Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” ~ John 16:33 (AMPC)
Remember, “I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:20 (AMP)