Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:3-8 (NIV)
Even though we wish we could see all that is to come this year, let’s loosen our tight grips of control and with open palms, trust in God because His goodness, love, and faithfulness are real.
Lord, there is so much ahead of us that we can’t foresee, so much we wish we could control but can’t. We hold all the unknowns, questions, desires, and longings out to You. We want to trust You, but we acknowledge that we need help with that sometimes. Help us to trust You with the year ahead, and thank You that we can be anchored in faith when we are tethered to You.
In Your name we pray, amen.
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