We are approaching the new year in just a little over a week. One of the things people do when a new year begins is they make resolutions. Many look back on the year that was, ponder and reflect on the good and the bad, the joys and the sorrows, the accomplishments and the failures, decisions that were good and those that could have been better.
As I look ahead to the new year, I wonder what it holds. But the question probably should be phrased differently – what does God hold in store for me this coming year? I know He holds my past, my present and my future. That doesn’t negate the fact that I have choices to make, but I know that in all of them, He is sovereign.
If you’re like me and have expectations for the coming year, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that [we] may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Do you have fears or concerns? “The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you…” (Deuteronomy 1:30).
Let us remember He holds us, as well as our tomorrows in the palms of His hands. He is ruler of all nature, of all nations, of all time. He is our glory, joy and crown. He humbled Himself and came down to earth as man, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again as He conquered both sin and death. Let us “fall on our knees”, not only in remembrance of the day of the Lord Yeshua’s birth, but also in expectance of His return. And may it be this year. Amen.
© Hannah Kramer