Updated: Aug 30, 2022
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
For many people, the first day of the new year is a time of wishing for a chance to do it all over. Just start again. Unfortunately, we can't. Yesterday and yesteryear are gone forever. We can only begin again, not go back. What has been done--is done. It cannot be undone. Sometimes things may be fixed/repaired, bit by bit, but a day is only lived once.
The great thing about life with God, however, is knowing that He removes the past from our present. While there may be some consequences for past choices, God promises to distance us from our transgressions. Psalm 103:12. He allows us to live forgiven. And in that forgiven walk, we are free. John 8:36 We have a new life. He will help us plan a life that is totally new! His thoughts for us include hope. And with that hope, God sees a future with us in it.
Today, I can choose a better future. I can ask God to show me His plan for my life and then for grace, for His help to live in that plan. I can do it because He is able to keep me from falling. Jude 1:24
Prayer: Father, I choose a better future with all the plans You have for me. Thank You for Your promises to help me.