Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come!

God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time.

“For I know what I have planned for you,” says the Lord. “I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filed with hope.”

Wait patiently for the Lord!
Wait confidently for Him!

But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength;
they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings,
they run without growing weary,
they walk without getting tired.

Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

The Lord’s loyal kindness never ceases;
His compassions never end.
They are fresh every morning;
Your faithfulness is abundant!

(1 Peter 1:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ecclesiastes  3:11, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 37:7, Isaiah 40:31, Philippians 3:13-14, Lamentations 3:22-23, NETBible)

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