What amazing hope seems to come to a child of God with a new year. Another clean slate because of God's mercy. A new calendar to make daily notes on. A new Word of encouragement from the Lord. A new beginning. Eyes that have been given a fresh vision from time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word.
I am looking forward to this new year with fresh enthusiasm that has been missing for a while to be sure. Enthusiasm that is definitely needed by all of us in my opinion because it gives us encouragement for a new day. Enthusiasm. I like the word. It fits into the same word category as joy.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.