This time of year is generally a time of excitement and anticipation. The level of excitement and anticipation depends upon factors such as age, status and perspective. But, for the most part, people enjoy this time of year.
One of the reasons is that we sense an atmosphere of hope. This is especially true of a new year. We all hope that the upcoming year is better than the last. This mindset was at the heart of the origin of the Watch Night service in the African-American community.
I believe that having hope is healthy for the overall being of humanity. The loss of hope destroys motivation and desire. For me, hope is the fuel for success. I believe, therefore I have hope. What do I believe? I believe everything that God has said.
So no matter what it looks like, what I feel like or whatever the situation appears to be. The hope I have in God is sufficient grace.