I opened up that brand new calendar last year…2013…all empty blanks and an uncertain future.
I spent last December seeking God, asking Him whether He wanted us to add a new baby to our family. And I prayed over my book, knowing it would be published but not knowing anything about the journey.
In October, I held both in my hands: a beautiful baby boy and the very first paperback copy of my book. God had been at work and I cried at the site of His glory.
Your 2013 may have been full of the unexpected, too. Maybe blessings. Maybe adversity.
I had both, as well. I knew the joy and sadness of 2013, too.
But there’s one thing we know: Our God is with us, and He’s a God that doesn’t change.
Our God, the unchanging Almighty, will be present with us in all that 2014 has to offer.
May God bless your new year and may we start it off together like this—seeking Him in prayer and through His Word!!
A Prayer for the New Year
Lord, Whether we’re leaving behind a year of joy and blessing or trials and difficulties, we pause to give thanks.
We thank You that You are always with us every single day of every single year.
Please remind us of Your presence in the year ahead, even when life is busy.
We are so thankful that we serve a God who makes things new and gives us the grace of fresh starts and new beginnings.
Be glorified in our lives this year.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Revelation 21:5 NIV
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Heather King is a wife, mom, Bible Study teacher, writer and worship leader. Most importantly, she is a Christ follower with a desire to help others apply the Bible to everyday life with all its mess, noise, and busyness. Her book, Ask Me Anything, Lord: Opening Our Hearts to God’s Questions, is available now! To read more devotionals by Heather King, click here.
Copyright © 2013 Heather King
10 thoughts on “A Prayer and Bible Verse for the New Year”
Great devotion, I couldn’t agree more!
Happy new year to you!!!
Great devotion ….thanks for sharing
Thanks, Becky, for stopping by the blog. May you be blessed in the new year!
Happy New Year and thanks for the prayer and Bible verses .
Happy new year, Janis!!!
I’ve been reading Ask Me Anything, Lord for two days now with my Bible time. I love it!
Awww, thanks, Jessie!! I love following you and all your wild mom adventures. I think if we ever met up in real life, we’d be close friends and swap insane mom stories 🙂
I’m sure we would!
Do you want to be interviewed on my blog one of these days? I’d love to have you visit.
Totally! Let’s do a swap! I think folks would love to read one of your posts. Will you email me and we can make plans: email@example.com