As we are closing out 2015, and pressing forward into 2016, I found an article presenting verses for the new year. I particularly liked the two verses and commentary I included below from the article because they talk about having confidence moving forward when we are waiting God’s will, and also about having confidence in those times of testing, to know that God will be there to help us in time of need.
Here is an excerpt from the article, and the full text is available at the link above;
Ecclesiastes 9:7 (ESV) “Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.”
This verse is not intended as justification for any careless decision that we make. But it does speak about God’s love for us and His desire for us to enjoy ourselves. If you’ve made a new year’s resolution or life decision in prayer and in keeping with God’s Word, then according to this verse, you now have permission to relax and enjoy the results of your new decision.
Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Sometimes a new year or a new beginning may not arrive with feelings of joy or excitement. But this verse is an important reminder that we can come to God with any need, and we will receive His help. If you’re facing a difficult decision or an uncomfortable transition, come boldly to God’s throne and receive His grace and love.