A New Beginning
August 5, 2020

August is my birthday month. Just like in January, I reflect on my weaknesses and strengths from the previous year and look forward to walking in a new beginning.  However, I also realize that none of us have to wait until the new year or our birthdays for a fresh start. The Bible says that God gives us something new every day.  In Lamentations 3:19-23, the Prophet Jeremiah states, ”I remember something that fills me with hope. The LORD’s kindness never fails!  If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning.”

Sometimes the chaos of this world and the problems we are facing seem like they will never end. God wants us to take our eyes off of the situation and focus on him.  He has great things prepared for those who love him.  Apostle Paul states in I Corinthians 2:9“But it is just as the Scriptures say, what God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!”  He is willing and able to turn our mess into a masterpiece for his glory, turn our misery into ministry to others, and turn our dry places into a spring of living water from his Spirit.  Nothing is impossible for God and he makes all things new:

“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19

“The LORD will always guide you; He will satisfy you in a sun-scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” – Isaiah 58:11

“I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.” – Job 42:2

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “For humans this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” – Mathew 19:26

“I will praise you at all times Father. I will constantly speak your praises. I come before your presence with thanksgiving. Today is a new day full of new mercies. Thank you, Lord.  I am grateful that I do not have to live in the past.  I trust you for a new beginning.  No matter what problems I am facing or the troubles that are in this world, my hope and expectancy is in you.  One word from you can change the impossible to possible.  You are more powerful than any act of humanity, nature, or satanic force.  I love you and I know that you love me!  In Jesus’ name I pray – Amen.”

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