It is hard to believe we are starting a new year.  I guess as the older we get, time seems to move much quicker than when we were young.  
But this I know- It is hard to believe we are starting a new year.  I guess as the older we get, time seems to move much quicker than when we were young.  
But this I know- 
just as King David says in Psalms – I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread.  This give us hope that in Christ, regardless of what is going on around us in culture, or in our personal lives, we can set our hearts on Christ and believe with hope.

The word Hope means – confidence, trust sure, expectation.  As believers our hope is in Christ and the complete and total victory He paid for by His death on the Cross, burial and resurrection.  

As we begin a new year, I want to leave you with some verses that you can stand on to give you a hope. I’ve included one for each month of 2022 and pray that you will be encouraged as you meditate on them.​

Psalm 31:24 – Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord. 

Psalm 16:9 – Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.  For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow your Holy One to see corruption.  You will show me the path of live; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 71:6- 8 – By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.  My praise shall be continually of You.  I have become as a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge.  Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day. 

Jeremiah 17:7 –8 – Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord.  For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out is roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leave will be green and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.  

Jeremiah 29:11 – 13 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you, and you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for me with all your heart.  

Romans 15:13 – Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:15- 18 – Therefore, I also, after I heard of your faith the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Colossians 1:3-5 – We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven.  

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work. 

Hebrews 6:19 -20 – This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become high priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. 

Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  

1 Peter 1:3 – 5 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  

I pray God’s richest blessing upon you and your family this year.

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