NEW YEAR, FRESH START

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Each new year brings with it many things. It’s full of fresh­ness, growth, and new ex­pe­ri­ences. It’s full of sec­ond chances, for­give­ness, and op­por­tu­ni­ties to try again. It’s also full of tests, chal­lenges, and its share of dif­fi­cul­ties and prob­lems.

The most im­por­tant thing in your new year is your re­la­tion­ship with Me. Be­cause with Me at your side, you’re guar­an­teed to make it through what­ever this new year may hold.

It’s been said that life on earth is a test­ing ground and a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, and with Me as your guide and coach, you’re sure to be suc­cess­ful. Your suc­cess may not look like suc­cess as it is pop­u­larly per­ceived, but you will be suc­cess­ful in the things that last be­yond this life and into eter­nity.

En­ter this new year with Me, hold My hand, and let Me lead and guide you. Al­though I can’t prom­ise that the paths you will walk this year will be easy or prob­lem free, I can prom­ise you that My strength will al­ways be suf­fi­cient for you, and that you will not face a chal­lenge too big or too dif­fi­cult for you and Me to han­dle to­gether. If you can be­lieve this and com­mit to trust­ing Me no mat­ter what comes your way, you’ll find that noth­ing will sur­prise you so greatly as to un­der­mine your con­fi­dence and trust in Me.

When dif­fi­cul­ties and chal­lenges arise, re­mem­ber My prom­ise to help you through. Re­mem­ber that when you are weak, I am strong. This will fill you with peace and con­fi­dence for your year ahead—the con­fi­dence of know­ing that I, the maker of heaven and earth, am with you. Look for­ward with pos­i­tive an­tic­i­pa­tion to an­other year with Me.

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