For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)

What has already been resolved for you who trust in Christ is that there will be no wrath for you this coming year. No matter what has happen to you this past year, no matter what will happen to you this coming year. No matter if you still keep fighting the same sins you fought last year. No matter if you fail the godly resolves you make for this coming year. No matter if you can’t feel as if it is true as you start the next year. If your hope for being carried over from death to life is solely in the work of our Savior on the cross then next year has already been resolved for you. There is no wrath to come!

Instead, to the opposite of wrath, next year is another step towards what you have been destined for, salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Everything that comes into your life, joy and pain, trial and victory, will be the working out of this purpose, to this end. God has set the destination and nothing can change the course!

Lets walk into this coming year encouraged and encouraging one another!

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