I start this year with a new sense of my own powerlessness and helplessness, with a deeper sense of my utter dependence on God, and with trying to trust God’s sovereignty even as I fear the unknowns of the future. Man fails but God does not and is faithful to His own:
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.” (Psalm 73:23-28)
May you know God as the strength of your heart and your portion in the coming year.