As you reflect on last year and believe for a new year, an amazing thing happens as we praise God.
We see more clearly who HE is.
We see that He is the unlimited, holy, eternal King, the all-knowing, all-wise, and all-powerful, one and only GOD of all gods, King of all kings.
We see Him as loving, merciful, and long-suffering and forgiving as well as stern, judging us with righteousness with eternity in mind.
However, when we praise God, we also see clearly who we are not.
The more we grasp all that God is, the more we face all that we sinful and selfish and worthy of death.
Job learned this lesson:
I know that you can do all things;
no plan of yours can be thwarted . . .
My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes
No matter how righteous we are, seeing God’s glory confronts us with the tarnish and stain of our own lives.
But, we don’t have to walk through life with our heads hanging low, instead repent of our sin and trust God!
Cry out to Him to forgive you and strengthen you by the power of His Holy Spirit.
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?