I can never believe how fast a year can fly by, it always gets to me and makes me appreciate the days even more. Time goes by too fast! I want to soak up the joy of being with my children and husband, I really do wish it would just go a little more slowly.
2016 is going to have some interesting adventures, I’m wondering what God will do in our life, what kind of trials we may face or joys that will come?
Sitting here, with our beautiful Christmas tree still up in the dark, peacefully quiet living room, I want to share with you some verses I was reading early this morning, some blessings for your new year 2016!
HE CROWNS THE YEAR WITH GOODNESS:
“How happy is the one You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple. …
“You crown the year with Your goodness;
Your ways overflow with abundance!”
STRENGTH & REFUGE WHEN FACING TRIALS IN 2016:
“Lord, I seek refuge in You; never let me be disgraced.
In Your Justice, rescue and deliver me; listen closely to me and save me.
Be a rock of refuge for me, where I can always go.
Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.
For You are my hope, Lord God, my confidence from my youth.
I have leaned on You from birth; You took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is always about You. I have become an ominous sign to many, but You are my strong refuge.
My mouth is full of praise and honor to You all day long. …
For my enemies talk about me, and those who spy on me plot together, “God has abandoned him; chase him and catch him, for there is no one to rescue him.”
God, do not be far from me; my God, hurry to help me.
May my adversaries be disgraced and confounded; may those who seek my harm be covered with disgrace and humiliation. …
My mouth will tell about Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot sum them up. …
God, You have taught me from my youth, and I still proclaim Your wonderful works.
Even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me.
Then I will proclaim Your power to another generation (hopefully to our grandchildren!), Your strength I will proclaim to all who are to come.
Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You?
You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again and again.
You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.
You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
My lips will shout for Joy when I sing praise to You, because You have redeemed me. Therefore, my tongue will proclaim Your righteousness all day long, for those who seek my harm will be disgraced and confounded.” Psalm 71
GOD AS YOUR STRONGHOLD FOR 2016:
“I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning.
For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.
To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold – my faithful God.” Pslam 59