What were your dreams for 2017?
Did they come true?
Whether 2017 was filled with laughter or tears (or both), God wants to walk by your side in 2018. Maybe you’re facing the new year with expectations of newfound happiness and success. You think, This will finally be my year—the year everything I’ve wanted to do or dreamed of becoming finally comes true.
Or maybe you’re facing the new year with dread. You think of how you’ll be another year older. You wonder how you’ll be able to keep up with all the mortgage payments and responsibilities of running a household. You wonder, Will things ever get any better? Why does every year just seem to get worse?
Whether you’re anxious or hopeful about the new year, you can pray with us for God’s guidance in 2018.
What is God leading you to do this year? Take some time to ask God to show you. As you pray, reflect on all the new things God can give you this year.
God can give you a new song.
He taught me to sing a new song,
a song of praise to our God.
Many who see this will take warning
and will put their trust in the Lord. — Psalm 40:3
God can give you a new heart and mind.
So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to—the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires. Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put on the new self, which is created in God's likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy. — Ephesians 4:22-24
God can make you a new person.
Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. — 2 Corinthians 5:17
God’s love for you is new every morning.
The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,
Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. — Lamentations 3:22-23
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