What does this new year hold?
No one knows but God, but there are two things that I know for sure this new year holds.
What are those two things?
They are promise and hope.
What is hope? It is defined in the dictionary as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
What is promise? The dictionary defines it as a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.
That is powerful! Let me repeat that definition. A promise is a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.
What does the bible say about hope and promise?
“Hope” in Scripture means “a strong and confident expectation.” Though archaic today in modern terms, hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation.
What does the bible say about promise?
The bible is the promise of God.
Every word spoken by God is His promise for us.
Here are a few scriptures about His promise.
In Phillippians 4:19, God says:
19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+4%3A19&version=ESV
What does that mean? That means that God promises to provide for all of our needs according to His riches through Christ Jesus.
Did you get that?
Your God will supply every need! Incredible!
What other promises are there in the bible?
In Isaiah 41:10, God’s promise says this:
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, and I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Wow!!! What is God saying in this promise?
He says, “Do NOT FEAR and do NOT be DISMAYED”! He is our God. He will provide us His strength, His help, and He will uphold us with His mighty hand.”
The bible is filled with God’s promises of love, protection, strength, provision, etc.
It is up to us to know His word (the scripture) and utilize His words and promises in our daily lives.
His written word is our weapon! We use His words to bring forth every promise He has spoken over us.
You might sit there and think that hope and promise are silly and nonsense, but I assure you they are not.
Hope is something valuable to hold on to. Without it, we become hopeless.
Hopeless people do things to others and themselves that are dangerous and potentially life-ending.
Hoping for a better new year is a great gift to ourselves and others.
Now, the promise for a better tomorrow is incredible. It provides hope as we arrive at the new year.
I believe in 2022; we will see God eradicate this horrible virus!
God sees our struggles, and He hears and listens to our pleas for help.
Many of us continue to cry out to Him. We continue to give thanks for the moving of His mighty hand.
We cannot give up our hope when it comes to Him moving to extinguish this virus and reveal the truth about its origins and all the individuals involved in its creation.
I know in my heart that this virus was not from God but will be used by God to glorify and enhance His Kingdom.
I believe in 2022, America will see a revitalization of our country and our economy.
When America’s economy is doing well, other countries’ economies will also improve.
Will these things come to pass?
I don’t know. I believe, and I have faith that they will. I am speaking those promises into our existence every day.
Yes, you heard me correctly. I am thanking God now that those things have already come to pass.
I know one thing for sure.
God is NOT done with America yet!
America is coming into Her golden age.
I believe in my heart that America will flourish like never before.
And with all that said, I am full of hope and excitement for 2022 and beyond.
I know that there will be one more outpouring of God’s spirit on this earth before we see our Messiah return again.
That outpouring hasn’t taken place yet.
I believe that too is coming soon.
We will see miracles beyond anything we could ever imagine with our own eyes.
We will see with our own eyes the sick healed, the deaf shall hear, the lame will walk, limbs will grow back, and the blind shall see.
There will be no doubt that these miracles are from God Himself.
So you see, we have a lot to be hopeful for!
I pray that God bless you and your family beyond anything you can contain in this new year.
I pray that His blessings overcome you where you are forced to share them with others.
For that is the reason He blesses us so that we may become a blessing to others.
God desires to bless us where we don’t have room enough to contain it:
Malachi 3:10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the LORD of Hosts. “See if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure. (biblehub.com)
Happy New Year.
God bless each of you.
God keeps you safe, sound, happy, content, and looking to Him for miracles, signs, and wonders.
In the name of Jesus, I pray this. Amen.