Finish Strong with Songs of Praise
” The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.”
– Psalm 145:18-19 (NIV)
As we come to the end of another year 2016, let your heart be filled with joy and great excitement as you look into the future. The truth is our God is good and His love and mercy endures forever.
God has indeed brought you safely through the thick and thin of 2016, He has raised you up to stand on mountains and given you quietness in the storms of life. He has made you strong as you stood on His shoulders. And raised you up to more than you could ever think or imagine.
Day and night did not cease. The air we breathe has no bill and did not become scarce. The cloud up in the sky did not collapse. You have had different kinds of food to eat, a comfortable shelter over your head and lovely clothes to wear.
Look on the bright side! If He raised Christ from the grave, then His word to you is sure and will come to pass. None of the spoken words will return void.
No more complaints about things you do not have. Stop worrying about how tomorrow will be. He says be anxious for nothing! Don’t sulk about opportunities you lost.
Dear friend, there is time for everything. If you truly believe that God, the creator of the universe is your father, then you will finish strong and burst into songs of praise and rejoicing.
I will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Lord! You are Great, and greatly to be praised;
And your greatness is unsearchable.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.
I shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.
The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever. Amen.