Good Morning December 31

Ah! the last day of the old year, and the brink of the new. What will it hold? What plans are we already making? What are the expectation, or perhaps fears? All this adds up to the simple response that no one knows what the year holds for any of us. Events have been moving rapidly. Things happened in the past year that no one expected. We have expectations, hopes, and dreams. We will plan for this or that. But perhaps this day as much as any other emphasizes the truth that we are dependent upon God’s grace for each day. The Psalmists as much as anyone knew the difficulties and uncertainties of life, but time and again they held firmly to their trust in the Lord. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Ps.91:1-2) There is never a guarantee that our lives will not face difficulties or pain, but “dwelling in the shelter of the Most High” we have the strength and hope to face each day. He is our “refuge and fortress” and the only One in whom we put our ultimate trust.