we review the leadings of Divine providence during the year that is
past, let God’s goodness and mercy stimulate our faith and
confidence in Him as respects the new incoming year.
A proper retrospect on the part of a proper child of God will enable
him not only to render thanks for the past but also to look up and
lift up his head, realizing that our deliverance is nearer than when
we first believed; and that He that began a good work in us is both
able and willing to complete it, if we will but continue to submit
our wills, our lives, our all, to His wisdom and loving care.