A.W. Tozer

If we are good students in the school of life, there is much that the years have to teach us. But the Christian is more than a student, more than a philosopher. He is a believer, and the object of his faith makes the difference, the mighty difference. Of all persons, the Christian should be best prepared for whatever the New Year brings. He has dealt with life at its source. In Christ, he has disposed of a thousand enemies that other men must face alone and unprepared. He can face his tomorrow cheerful and unafraid because yesterday he turned his feet into the ways of peace and today he lives in God. The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation.

Katherine Walden

Happy New Year, everyone. A new year showing up on our calendars does not change our circumstances, not by any means. However, we can change our outlook by anticipating what God will do in impossible situations. He has done it before; He will do it again. Get out a piece of paper and a pen and start listing all the things that God has done for you in 2020. You might have to prime the pump a tiny bit, but once you start to look around and see God’s provision, not just in a material sense, you will be focused on thankfulness. Thankfulness always leads to hope.

Morgan Harper Nichols

When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same, you have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.

Jim Elliot

I pray that the Lord might crown this year with His goodness and in the coming one give you a hallowed dare-devil spirit in lifting the biting sword of Truth, consuming you with a passion that is called by the cultured citizen of Christendom ‘fanaticism’, but known to God as that saintly madness that led His Son through bloody sweat and hot tears to agony on a rude Cross—and Glory!