Word 4U Today

Hurrah for the New Year!

Hurrah for the New Year!

Yesterday we read the Scripture, ‘“Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ (1 Samuel 7:12 NIV).

Today read this Scripture: ‘and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.’ ”Thus far” refers to events in the past; “since that time” refers to events in the future.

If you’re anxious about the future, recall God’s faithfulness to you in 2013 and you’ll be able to say,

‘Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given…was left unfulfilled;

everything He [has] spoken came true’ (Joshua 21:45 NLT).

Who but God has a CV and a track record like that?

Looking back, Paul recalled times when there wasn’t enough cash and he had to go to work as a tentmaker in order to support his ministry.

He could remember the whippings, the stonings and the betrayal at the hands of those he trusted.

But listen to what he says about it:

‘Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand…’ (Acts 26:22 NKJV).

Jeremiah felt the same way:

‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness’ (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV).

No doubt, you failed God at some points last year (don’t worry, we all do), but did He ever once fail you?

No, and He won’t fail you this year either, so trust Him.

A. B. Simpson wrote: ‘How often we trust each other, and only doubt our Lord.

We take the words of mortals, yet distrust His word; But, oh, what light and glory, would shine o’er all our days; if we always would remember, God means just what He says.’

Verse of the day

 ‘…and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool..’ Hebrews 10:13 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

January 1st, 2014

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