May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
This simple verse says much, and requires little commentary. 🙂
Uncertainties await us as we stand on the threshold of a new year. We can honestly say we have no idea what direction our lives will take, but we can say with equal certainty, that the God who spoke our world into existence, holds our lives in His hands.
May the trust you place in our God truly fill you with joy and peace to the point where you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!
Personal Application: My life and times are in God’s hands. I will trust Him to the point of overflowing with hope!
Father, our world has seen its share of turmoil this last year, and although much has taken us by surprise, we rest in the confidence that You are all-knowing and that You are still in control. We are thankful that Your grace and mercy kept us.
2013 may be a new year for all of us, but we know You already see the end of time as we know it. As we remain poised to step forward to new beginnings, we ask that You would order our steps, and that we would live lives that are pleasing in Your sight.
We pray for those who have lost loved ones in the past year. May You be our Comfort.
We pray for those experiencing financial difficulties. May we allow You to be our Source.
We pray for those in uncertain situations. May we trust You to be our Guide.
We pray for those experiencing sickness or ill-health. May we trust You to be our Healer
We are fully confident that times and seasons are in Your hands. We believe You are able to take care of any and all circumstances that we come across. We believe that Your name is above any sickness, pain, disease or situation that we may come across. May we trust You to make Your strength be seen in our situations.
We confess that You are all that we will ever need and so much more. May Your name be glorified in our lives as we move forward to this new year and whatever it brings. Yesterday is behind us, we will move forward in You!
Israel Houghton – Moving Forward
Thanks again for your encouragement and support as I missed a few weeks to focus on school and family. May God return to you a hundredfold!
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