As we quickly unwind 2010 and start the winding up of 2011, I have been thinking about regrets and hopes. Now, personally, I don't have a lot of regret. I usually stick to my opinions, decisions, and live with the consequences. I try to accept what has happened in my life and deal with it. I do not fight back, I do get pouty at times, but I try not to lay down in self-pity and doubt. That is what hope is for.
Christ gives us the best hope anyone can ask for. He tells us that there is something more than just this earthly existence. Some days it is a good thing to remember that. When your family, co-workers, and friends are driving you batty, you sometimes times want to go sit in the corner and cover your eyes and ears. But through Christ, many ideas and opportunities happen.
Galatians 4:7 says "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
Philippians 4:7 says "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
We can do all, have God's peace, and be heirs through Christ. What more is there? So has you celebrate the end of this year, and ringing in the new year, I pray that through this devotion, your studies, and teachings, you will let go of the regrets of the past and turn toward the exciting new hopes that God has to offer!
Happy New Year!