No Hope to New Hope

This year is coming to an end faster than anticipated. As I look back to all the things that I went through, both good and bad.  I asked myself what’s the upcoming year has in store for me.  It has been a wild ride for this year.  A lot of changes, spiritually and emotionally.  Going through my last-minute shopping, people look happy and satisfied, everyone is getting ready to spend Christmas with their families.  It put gladness in my heart when I see families and friends having fun and enjoying this festive season.

At the same time, I can’t help but think about others who have given up hope.  Thinking to themselves that another new year is coming – that there is nothing to look forward to. I wonder if they’re dreading it?  “Another new year, same heart aches, same problems? Beat down, nothing will change.” And the defeated mind keeps playing this back to you.

Or the less fortunate who can barely afford anything. Trying to make ends meet hoping that someone will have a good heart to give them gifts.

Everyone loves gifts.  Who doesn’t?  Some of us will love it, a little of us will loathe it, and plenty of us will cherish it.  Most will agree that the novelty will wear out eventually like any other material things.

So this season I would like to present a gift that’s been given to me. It’s the only gift that’s been going after you, the only gift that’s been caring for you, that’s been thinking of you. Regardless of how far you’ve run away, even rejecting it. It’s always been there waiting for you.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

The gift of God’s unconditional love through His son Jesus Christ.  You don’t have to be afraid anymore nor dread the coming new year. Because in Him there is always hope and everything will be new.  You might say to yourself that you’re beyond redemption. That you can’t undue the past.  He will change your heart like the way He’s changing me.  God didn’t create you for nothing. He has always a plan for you. A good and perfect plan.

All you have to do is call on His name with all your might and soul. Surrender all to Him. Let Him do the work and He’ll give you a new heart. Together we will face the new year with renewed strength. Do not be scared and have a little faith..He is waiting…

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