New years aren’t always easy. Sometimes we’re facing some unknown. Perhaps we lost someone we love and thinking about going forward without them is hard. Sometimes we have little to look forward to. Or so we think.
Many times we simply have put our eyes on the stuff around us. Like Peter stepping out in faith to walk across the water to Jesus, he looked around and started to sink. Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith seems like the best way to start a new year.
May each of you reading this be blessed by God’s abiding faithfulness. He does not grow weary and is never inattentive.
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
Lyrics by Thomas Obediah Chisholm (1866-1960)