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New Year’s Refreshing

Many say, Oh, that we might see some good! Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.”

Psalm 4:6 Amplified

                After prayer, I pulled the blinds from the window and 2021 met me with a damp, ashen kiss. Looks like rain. Gray skies pregnant with moisture hung low, promising to soak the soil. The showers will bring rejuvenation to the land, but I thought, what will refresh our battered souls?

                If you’re reading this, you survived a year that snickered as it turned our lives upside-down. We covered our faces and shut down our businesses, schools, and churches. It caused us to scamper about like squirrels before winter, but instead of acorns, we sought Charmin and Germ-X. Battered and bruised from 2020, we all want to “see some good” this year.

                May the New Year’s showers remind us all good things come from the Father of Lights (James 1:17). He has promised,

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Isaiah 55:10-11

For many people, the toothache of 2020 lingers, but we all can find respite in knowing God’s Word is established forever. Although their eyes can’t distinguish the hope on the horizon, those with hearts fixed on God’s promises will see good and refreshing will come. His plans will not fail but will come to complete fruition.

                Today is January 1, 2021, a clean slate. A blank page is before us. In whom will you trust?

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K.W. Bounds
K.W. Bounds

Kevin W. Bounds graduated summa cum laude from Lee University. A pastor and writer, he lives in South Georgia with his wife and two children.

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  1. Carla stewart Carla stewart

    Enjoyed good read

    • K.W. Bounds K.W. Bounds

      Thanks, Carla!

  2. Teresa Holliday Teresa Holliday

    Refreshing will come! So thankful for God’s promises! Enjoyed reading your thoughts- great word choices!

    • K.W. Bounds K.W. Bounds

      Thanks, Teresa!

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