And now, LORD, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7 NKJV
2021 the past is gone with all its hopes and fears.We can relive past events in our minds but cannot live those events again. This finality reminds believers of our dependence on God. We should praise Him for countless gifts received.
This also is an opportunity to ask God for His perspective on our future. We come to Him seeking His blessing on the year ahead. We ask that He might defend our land and give us peace, forgive this nation’s many sins,help us stay pure and not yield to temptations. We ask that He might help us flee from evil and win the crown of life.
This hymn is a prayer that God would help us serve Him in the future and keep His watchful eye on us. We pray that our lives would praise Him. And we pray that in all things we may bring Him glory.
As this ancient hymn reminds us, take time to commit the coming year to God.