“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

As we say goodbye to the last day of the year, perhaps we need to be reminded to say, “Thank you, God for carrying us through EVERY SINGLE MOMENT. Life as we know it has drastically changed. But God has remained the same; constant, faithful and forever working to provide HOPE, STRENGTH and LOVE. 

It’s hard to reflect on days that were difficult. But we mustn’t get stuck in spaces that have held us in doubt and troubled us much too long. God has so much MORE planned for our lives. He longs to arm us with STRENGTH and help us find PEACE in His presence. He wants us to surrender our worries so JOY will replace the sorrow we’ve known. 

If we take time to thank God for all He has done, our hearts will be opened to see how He guides and provides. We have MANY reasons to be grateful. We have made it through 2020 and God is deserving of our praise! 

We must “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” The future is uncertain, but we can TRUST the One who orchestrates our lives. We mustn’t worry about what we can't control. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5: 17 NIV

God will restore our hearts as we remain faithful. We must believe in His power to save, take a leap of faith and keep on going…Tomorrow, we will wake to new possibilities. God has the authority to do amazing things! His power is at work within us! He will help us remember who will guide us in 2021. He is GOD! He will head us in the right direction as we honor Him with our love and gratefully choose to TRUST.   

Dear God, Thank you! YOU are the Provider of everything we need. We have lived through difficult days of sadness, worry and doubt. But we have found courage to follow Jesus and feel the PEACE of His love. Thank you for planning a future that is GOOD.  We will make a joyful noise and honor YOU, as we offer prayers of our praise! Thank you for the blessing of a grateful heart. It is what we need to welcome what’s to come. Give us strength to greet every tomorrow with confidence and courage to remember who is in control of ALL things. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! We will put our TRUST in YOU. Amen


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