The Truth Stands!
O Lord God, as I enter into Your presence for worship this New Year’s Eve may I do so with a heart filled with thanksgiving and a soul confident of Your blessing. You have been good to me this past year—sustaining me in the midst of trials and rejoicing with me in my triumphs. You have promised graciously to be with me at all times as I go forward. Bless my worship this evening. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
James urges us to be patient as we await our Lord’s return. It will not always be easy living with people in this world—even our fellow believers, but we are to persevere knowing that our Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Jesus urges us not to worry, for we are precious to our Savior God, and He will take care of us even as He takes care of all of creation. Let us only strive to place our Savior and His kingdom first in our lives.