Sometimes the word NEW fills me with fear.
NEW means challenge & change & growth & stretching towards those long-sought goals in the distance.
But the years have taught me that other things often accompany NEW.
Pain & heartache & struggle & good-bye.
So my arms tremble a bit as I reach out to embrace the new year. And I seek a blessing to cover all the days to come. I pray this prayer for you, also.
May God give us grace to face the NEW
with Clear Eyes
and Steady Hearts
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May He send you help from the sanctuary
And grant you support from Zion.
May He remember all your sacrifices
And accept your burnt offerings.
May He give you the desire of your heart
And make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
And lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
But we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Happy New Year, friends! I’d love to hear from you today!
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