My New Year's Resolution...

January 1, 2014

A New Year's Resolution

(Matthew Henry)

"My times are in Your hand!" Psalm 31:15 

Firmly believing that my times are in God's hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year, to the wise and gracious disposal of God's divine providence. Whether God appoints for me . . . .
  health or sickness,
  peace or trouble,
  comforts or crosses,
  life or death--
may His holy will be done!

All my time, strength, and service, I devote to the honor of the Lord Jesus--and even my common actions. It is my earnest expectation, hope, and desire, my constant aim and endeavor--that Jesus Christ may be magnified in me.

In everything I have to do--my entire dependence is upon Jesus Christ for strength. And whatever I do in word or deed, I desire to do all in His name, to make Him my Alpha and Omega. I have all from Him--and I would use all for Him.

If this should prove a year of affliction, a sorrowful year to me--I will fetch all my supports and comforts from the Lord Jesus and stay myself upon Him, His everlasting consolations, and the good hope I have in Him through grace.
And if it should be my dying year--then my times are in the hand of the Lord Jesus. And with a humble reliance upon His mediation, I would venture into the eternal world looking for the blessed hope. Dying as well as living--Jesus Christ will, I trust, be gain and advantage to me.

Oh, that the grace of God may be sufficient for me, to keep me always a humble sense of my own unworthiness, weakness, folly, and infirmity--together with a humble dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ for both righteousness and strength.

Have a Happy New Year....


  1. Beautiful post! Says it all, thank you for this!

  2. I know that God will bless your willingness to give your all for Him. Would that we all would be so willing! Thanks for being brave enough to put it all out there for the world to see. God bless you.

  3. Beautifully said!

    May God bless you with a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

    I will continue to look forward to your blog posts!

  4. A very beautiful post. So comforting!
    Wish you all the best for 2014 and send you xoxo :-)

  5. What a perfect way to set your goals for the year!

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family! May all your goals for 2014 be reached. :O)

  7. Thank you for the timely reminder that we are in God's hands. Have a blessed New Year.

  8. Lovely post. Oh that we all can hope to find peace, and acceptance to everything that occurs in our life.

  9. I so agree! I desire to do all as unto the Lord. Also thank you for the song Jesus will meet you there.

  10. Wonderful post! I've started keeping a journal that is really daily letters to God. It's my quiet time to "talk" to Him and then I listen as I go to read His Word. Many blessings to you this year!

  11. "Be still and know that I am God." May God send many blessings to you during this year, along with his comfort. With God, there is always hope.


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