Today's Scripture: Revelation 22
Central Thought: Hope gives life to those who have regrets.
I always look forward to the New Year. It brings hope in the midst of the grind of life. Resolutions are made. Goals are set. Vision is cast. It's a time of newness, excitement, and anticipation!
It's easy to catch the anticipation as we read in Revelation 22 of the fact that Jesus is coming soon. The end is coming, but the New Heavens and the New Earth are right behind! Jesus says in Revelation 22:12-13, 'Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
This gives us hope! Hope in the midst of regret. Hope in the midst of failure. We all have failed this year and we all have regrets. Sometimes we can be consumed by those failures. But your failure does not have to be final! Learn from the past but don't live in the past.
May the coming year be your best year ever! Jesus is coming soon!
Devotional Prayer: Father, help me to live in the present with the knowledge that You are coming back soon. Fill me with hope. Help me to learn from my mistakes and leave them behind.
Today's Bible Reading: Malachi 3:1-4:6; Revelation 22:1-21; Psalm 150:1-6; Proverbs 31:25-31
 F. B. Meyer in Our Daily Walk. Christianity Today, Vol. 40, no. 1.