Day 38 – God, Please Help Me Trust Your Will in the New Year
I love the anticipation of a new year.
A clean calendar. A new beginning. A fresh start.
When January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd arrive, I realize I’ve once again carried the junk of the past year with me into the new.
The truth is the new year has the same great need … to let go of fear and anxiety, to live with faith, to entrust my heart and completely surrender to the One who holds every one of my moments in His hands.
So, I’m praying…
God, Please Help Me Trust Your Will in the New Year
Father, Thank you for giving me a beautiful new start … not only in the opening of a clean calendar but every day through Your gift of forgiveness.
Please forgive me for carrying around the junk of the past … things from which You’ve already set me free. I’m so sorry, Lord.
I need You.
Help me trust You completely and follow wherever You lead me in 2019 and beyond.
Help me remember that knowing and trusting Your Word helps me know and trust Your will.
Jesus said, I don’t need to ever allow my heart to be troubled because I can trust You! (based on John 14:1)
Jesus showed people Your amazing love through His life, death, and resurrection.
That’s how much You love. I can put my trust in Your love. (based on 1 John 4:16)
Help me trust Your unfailing love because of all the ways You have helped me and rescued me in the past. (based on Psalm 13:5)
Help me trust You to keep my heart and mind in perfect peace when my thoughts are fixed on you! (based on Isaiah 26:3)
Help me trust that Your instructions and commands are perfect and full of wisdom. (based on Psalm 19:7)
Father, with Your Spirit’s help I will hold tightly without wavering to the hope You give. I will faithfully believe You can be trusted to keep Your promises. (based on Hebrews 10:23)
And as I seek to know You and Your will for me … please remind me of Your unfailing love. Show me where to walk, Father … I surrender myself and my life to You. (based on Psalm 143:8)
Help me trust You and…
I will cling to Your promises.
I will remember Your love and faithfulness.
I will trust in You with all my heart. With Your help, I will not depend on my own understanding or the world’s wisdom but I will seek Your will in all I do, confident that You will show me which path to take every day. (based on Proverbs 3:5–6)
I will trust You.
I will seek to know Your will for me.
I will follow where You lead me.
Please help me, Father, by the power of Your Spirit. Help me trust Your will for me in the new year. Amen.
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Deb – I too love a new year with a clean slate. But you are so right we sometimes bring all of the junk of the past forward with us. I seem to have been doing that a lot lately in my daily life. Thank you for your wisdom.
It’s so difficult to not bring all that “junk” with us into the New Year, but like you, Deb, I will trust in God to lead, guide, comfort, and protect.
This: “Help me remember that knowing and trusting Your Word helps me know and trust Your will.”