Our hope for this new year can be found in:
Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."
I love the last 6 words in this passage - "Therefore I will hope in him."
Why do we hope? I find two key reasons in this passage.
First, hope in something old -The steadfast love of the Lord.
I am so thankful that year to year, God's character never changes. He remains faithful to His promise, and this is something we can take refuge in.
But there is also hope in something new: The fresh mercies of God.
While God never changes, we do all the time, and sometimes our life seems upside down. Whether we are going through the valley or we are on the mountaintop, we have access to the grace of God, which is supplied each new morning.
Great is His faithfulness!!