"For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness."
Psalm 107:9 (NKJV)
Have you ever had to go someplace that you didn't really want to go? Maybe it was a visit to the dentist, or going somewhere that involved seeing someone you did not want to see. But, on the other hand, have you ever had someplace to go that you could hardly wait until you got there? Maybe you had been planning a great vacation and you were excited about the trip long before you took it and you were filled with anticipation, rather than anxiety and trepidation as in the first situation.
Every year as we go from December to January and another calendar year approaches, some people eagerly look forward to a "New Year" with anticipation while others have a sense of dread and only feel trepidation. Some people view the future through the experiences of the past and they are not looking forward to what may come next. But no matter what the past has been like, we need to remember that God is on our side, His Word is true, Jesus is still our Lord and Savior, and with God our future is always bright!
While there are problems and challenges in life, none of that changes God and His Word! We need to anticipate that good things will come to us this next year. God is ready and willing to satisfy the longing in our soul of better days ahead and good things coming to us. No matter what we have had in the past and what has happened this last year, we can still expect the best with God in the next year! It is up to us how we face the future, and I choose to have an expectation that God is good and the best is yet to come! How about you?