Thankfulness for the past.
Hope and assurance for the future.
Praying we end the old year and begin the new one as the Psalmist models in these verses.
Recall the times this past year where you trusted and rested in God and his providence. Recount the times his love broke through to your heart.
Look to the future without fear, knowing your heart will rejoice and your salvation is secure. How does that assurance shaped your hope for the coming year?
End the year with a song of joy, a song of thankfulness to the Lord. Delight in the Lord as your treasure. Remember his bountifulness toward you- from the big to the small. There is not even a breath that did not come from his loving hand.
And continue into each new day in the same manner.
Happy New Year!