Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Dear Lord, this promise held true for Joshua and the Israelites as they entered the Promised Land. It holds true for me, too. Keep me from growing discouraged when I experience hardships as I live on this sinful earth. While at times it might feel that you are distant, remind me that you are near. You love me and sent Jesus to die for me that I might live eternally. Comfort me with the truth that wherever I go and whatever I experience, you are with me. Bless me and be with me in the New Year. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.