Hope for the New Year

On the brink of a new year, I can think of no more hope-instilling truth than this than one from Lamentations 3:

But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:

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.”

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Let’s decide now that in this new year we are going to call to mind the steadfast love of the Lord and look for His mercies which are new each morning. Sometimes they are obvious; sometimes we really need to look for them; but they are always there.

Look for them and your search will be rewarded: The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Happy New Year!

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