Bible Verse: 1 Peter 1:6-9
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.”Philippians 4:6-7
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
Reflect and Respond: Between the hardships of this past year, what glimpses of joy did you see? What blessings did you receive? How did you grow?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, through all the ups and downs of the past, You have been with me to guard, guide and grow my faith. Today as I think of Your many blessings, I ask that You would fill me with Your joy, and continue to teach me Your ways over the next year. Amen.
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