Do you approach the coming year
With expectation or trembling fear?
With hope and faith in God I face
The day, for I’m awash in grace.
Yes, I am weak, but God is strong,
So when the day is tiresome and long,
Upon his ready power I lean
When crisis spoils the planned routine.
To ponder all the months and days
Of Twenty-One and all its ways,
The mind might panic in alarm,
Did I not lean upon God’s arm.
The Lord alone is absolute,
With him is blessing, peace, and fruit;
In him can no defeat disturb,
For every day and year’s superb.

TrustToday is the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil. It is not an exaggeration to say that the world changed on this day, so great was the impact of this act of barbarity. It should have destroyed once for all the idea that man is evolving. On the contrary, he finds ever more cruel means for his perversity.

The LORD says,
“I will put a curse on people
who trust in mere human beings,
who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength,
and whose hearts have turned away from the LORD.
Jeremiah 17:5 NET

May today’s date remind us that no carnal structure, no human effort, pleases the Lord. Only confidence in God is what gives us peace and hope for a different future.