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Have you ever been to Times Square on New Year’s Eve?
Are you one of the one million people that stand before One Times Square bidding farewell to the past year? Have you braved the cold to see the balloons, confetti, and fireworks?
I lived in NYC for most of my life, but I have yet to experience a “ball drop” and have confetti scattered all over me.
So what was I doing when the clock struck 12, for the past 30 somewhat years?
I was at church! That’s right, for as long as I can remember I spent every last minute of the last day of the year at church. New Year’s Eve service at church was always a memorable one. This was a time to share stories (testimonies) of the past year. I actually looked forward to hearing what everyone had to say.
So lets take a minute to build your own story for 2016.
How did your life compare to the previous years?
Were you blessed with immeasurable blessings, a new job, new baby, or got married?
Was it a roller-coaster, with ups and downs? lost a job? lost a loved one?
Were you on fire for the Lord, serving him in every aspect of your life? Or did you not attend church at all except for Christmas?
Maybe it wasn’t a perfect year, and you are pleading with God to give you a brighter, joyful, and more hopeful 2017.
Whether good or bad, everyone at church who shared their story had one bible verse to share- a promise that ultimately got them through the past year, and a promise that will take them to the new year ahead.
Regardless of how your year went, there are many biblical promises you can end your year off with, and start your New Year off fresh. These verses are equal for today, and tomorrow, because God’s promises are timeless!God's #promises are timeless! Check out these 7 bible verses for the New Year! Click To Tweet
Here my top seven verses that gives strength, comfort, and hope for this year and next. I’ve created a printable so you may have a copy, at your New years service, or as you stand in the cold at Times Square.
Here are 7 trinkets of hope given to us through these verses;
1) Do not give up
2) Do not fear
3) You will prosper
4) The Lord delights in you
5) Trials will produce patience
6) You will find new strength
7) Gods peace will guard you
What verses will you share with your story?