Hope in God in the New Year 2014 (January 1, 2014)
Christians, your hope for 2014 is alive in God!
Looking to the New Year, we often begin to anticipate what lies ahead. And for many of us, we look forward with expectation and hope. Perhaps 2013 was a difficult year that we want to put behind us, and we hope for a fresh start in 2014. Perhaps 2013 was filled with blessings that we hope will be a springboard to an even better 2014. But our hope is not that “next year can’t be any worse” or that our present “good luck” will continue.
As Christians, our hope is in God. So let us begin the year by bringing to mind the words of Psalm 62: “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. … Trust in him at all times; pour out your heart before him.”