Hope In God
In HIS Presence


Read: 2 Samuel 12:15-23


Meditation verse:

“So, David arose from the ground, washed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate” (2 Samuel 12:20).


It is the last day of the year. Irrespective of how you think the year went for you, praise God that you made it this far and are alive.

  • You may not have achieved the goals you set
  • You may not have started that business
  • You may not have gotten that house
  • You may not have bought that car
  • You may not have gotten married
  • You may not have gotten pregnant
  • You may have lost someone precious
  • You may be in a place of grief


Irrespective of what you lost or failed to achieve over the year, do not lose your hope and faith in God. Each day offers a new beginning and opportunity for a fresh start. Tomorrow is the beginning of a new day, the beginning of a new year. How long will you mourn over your loses? As the clock strikes at midnight today, why not do as king David did: arise from the ground, wash, and anoint yourself, change your clothes (signifying a change in your countenance and mindset), and worship God. Then move forward and enter a new chapter of your life. “And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward” (Exodus 14:15).


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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