God is Love
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:10-11
What is it about the New Year that gives us hope? Is it the thought of something new – a new opportunity, a new relationship, a new home, or a new job that makes us happy? But the truth is happiness that comes from our possessions earned in our own strength does not last.
The Bible tells us that placing our trust in our abilities and things of this world is fleeting because new things become old things and eventually decay and disappoint. The only thing that lasts and does not fail is a relationship with our Heavenly Father. When we enter into a relationship with God through His Son Jesus, we become a new creation and are given the assurance of being restored and redeemed for eternity. It is in this promise that hope is found -- and nothing else!
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:56-57
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Because God is love, true happiness is found when we place our trust in Jesus