They say a new year is like a blank book – full of fresh starts, opportunities and, new challenges.
Maybe the New Year holds hardships and struggles along with the blessings.
In a Bible Study featured in this month’s Decision Magazine, Anne Graham Lotz shares how you can walk through this year and not just survive, but be triumphant:
“Looking at this New Year, one of the first significant events on the national calendar is the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.
I’ve wondered … how can one person shoulder the heavy burden of the presidency? Especially when, instead of being supported and encouraged, he is attacked and vilified even before he holds the office?
What about you? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the prospect of 2017? Do you now have, added to the list of the unfinished tasks of 2016, a new list of more goals and tasks to be completed? Are you facing a new year that possibly holds not only joys and blessings, but heartaches and hardships? Problems and pressures? Illness and loneliness?
Where is strength to be found for a triumphant New Year and all that it holds?”
In the study, Anne’s encouragement is to claim the promise of Deuteronomy 33:25, “The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.”
And, as she does in her daily 1:00 radio feature, “Daily Light for Daily Living,” Anne’s study invites us to dive deep into His Word . . . specifically for 2017, to “drive the stake of your faith down deep into Ephesians 3:20-21, applying it to your experience of God’s Person, God’s Provision, and God’s Power to see you through 2017 … triumphantly!”