Thursday, December 31
It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection. Another year has passed by and a new one dawns tomorrow. In this passage from Romans are some important promises to contemplate as you look back at this past year and forward to the new one:
“In all things God works for the good of those who love him” (v. 28). Can you look back and see God’s hand in the days of 2015? What do you see? What are you still looking to find?
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (v. 31). How does that promise buoy you for 2016? Can you enumerate challenges that lie ahead?
“We are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (v. 37). What did you conquer in 2015? What do you need to conquer in 2016?
“For I am convinced that [nothing] will be able to separate us from the love of God” (v. 38, 39). How does holding on to that promise affect your view of the future? Spend some moments right now in prayer thanking God for the blessings and challenges of 2015 and asking for a deep sense of his presence in 2016.