“Look unto Me….“. – Isaiah 45:22
A New Year’s morning opens upon us, and we are still exposed to sorrow, Satan, and disappointment; sin lives in us; and a thousand things are ready to distress us; but our God says, “LOOK UNTO ME.”
Look unto Me as the source of happiness, the giver of grace, and your Friend. Look unto Me in every trial, for all you want, and in every place. Look unto Me TODAY, I have blessings to bestow. I am waiting to be gracious. I am your Father in Jesus.
Believe that I am deeply interested in your present and eternal welfare; that all I have promised, I will perform; that I am with you, purposely to bless you. I cannot be unconcerned about anything that affects you; and I pledge Myself to make all things work together for your good. You have looked to self, to others, in times past; but you have only met with trouble and disappointment; now look unto Me ALONE, to Me FOR ALL.
Lift up the eye and the heart to Me today, and every day throughout the year; and walk before Me in peace and holiness.
Prove Me hereby, if I will not thus make you holy, useful, and happy; try Me, and find My word of promise true; true to the very letter.
Look to Him, till His mighty love
Thy every thought control;
Its vast, constraining influence prove,
O’er body, spirit, soul. –James Smith