Happy New Year! Tis’ the season for change and new beginnings! I’m sure you have enough e-mails about that today, so let me be the change and switch it up for you.
Instead of encouraging you to try new things and make 2022 your best year yet, I want to share a message about the One constant we have, regardless of the challenges and changes I’m confident 2022 will bring us.
This devotion is written by Sarah Young in her book “Jesus Always.” It was written as if it was Jesus speaking directly to us. Read it slowly and embrace peace and comfort as you take your first steps into the new year.
“As you come to the end of this year, take some time to look back – and also to look ahead. Ask Me to help you review the highlights of this year; hard times as well as good times. Try to see Me in these memories, for I have been close beside you – every step of the way.
When you were clinging to Me for help in the midst of rough times, I comforted you with My loving Presence. I was also richly present in circumstances that filled you with great Joy. I was with you on the mountain peaks, in the valleys, and everywhere in-between.
Your future stretches out before you all the way into eternity. I am the Companion who will never leave you, the Guide who knows every step of the way ahead. The Joy that awaits you in paradise is inexpressible and full of Glory! As you prepare to step into a new year, let heaven’s Light shine upon you and brighten the path just before you.“
Remember, no matter what the new year brings, He’s got you.
May God bless and protect our country and everyone reading.
May our year be filled with health, happiness and heaping portions of God’s love.