Tomorrow begin a new year. For some of us, we are excited anticipating new adventures and fun-filled experiences. Others are fearful. I must admit I am filled with a bit of trepidation, especially with Jim’s back issues and pending surgery. I try to take one day at a time. But when I focus my attention on God’s promises, I become more hopeful and strength fills my spirit and I can (most days) wake with joy.
This is the truth of Scripture. Our God is an awesome God who will never leave you nor forsake you and gives power to the weak. I am including some of my favorite scriptures to meditate upon and it is my prayer that you will draw strength and hope for the new year as you meditate upon the Truth of God’s Word and promises.
I wish you joy! Happy New Year!
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! — Psalm 68:35
Trust in the Lord forever, for in… the Lord is everlasting strength. — Isaiah 26:4
If God is your strength, and yet within you there is weakness, what do you do? Just believing what the Bible says about the might and power of God doesn’t overcome weakness. The apostle James reminds us that “even the demons believe – and tremble! — James 2:19
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. — Isaiah 40:28-29, emphasis added
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10, emphasis added