According to a recent study, 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed by the second week of February.
We’ve all done it one time or another. Pledge to lose 5 pounds. Save more money. Better manage our time. Spend more time with our family.
And the statistics say that by the sixth week of the year- we’ve already abandoned our attempts to better ourselves or start fresh. We quit trying.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Fortunately, God’s love for us never fails.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15
There’s the promise of eternal life for the sinner.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24
There is a never-ending source of grace for each of us.
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14
This week my prayer will be to stay focused on Jesus when life’s obstacles enter my path…and to stay encouraged when I have the desire to lose hope.
Please let me know how I may pray for you.