How To Face The New Year With Cheer
Isaiah 41: 10
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JESUS CHRIST wants to meet you at the gate of this new year in
order to guide, govern, and guard you all through it. That will
make it a happy new year regardless of circumstances.
King George VI quoted Minnie Louise Haskins:
"I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year,
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into
the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known
This is an appeal on behalf of our loving Lord who stands with
hand outstretched for you to put your hand in His and let Him
guide you into the unknown.
Twelve months ago another new year was set before you. It has
rolled into eternity and carried with it broken hearts,
shattered dreams, personal losses, and unanticipated anguish. It
is as much ancient history as 1892. It is too late to win
victories where there were losses, to unsay unkind words, to
show strength instead of weakness, and to be loyal to the Lord
in times you compromised.
However, here it is another new year. New Year's Day is God's
way of saying, "OK now, we are going to keep doing this over
until we get it right."
There is something new and fresh about the inaugural days of
another year. It is a time to review and resolve.
The words of Longfellow challenge us as we face a new year:
"Look not mournfully into the past; it comes not back again.
Wisely improve on the present; it is yours.
Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a
That can only be d ...
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