Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."
1 Samuel 7:12
1 Samuel 7:5-12
"The only thing I saw was the text in the corner," she said. "It was as if someone had spoken the words: ‘Hitherto has the Lord helped us.' I was so overcome, I sat down and had a good cry; and then I began again with a fresh heart and trust."
What a great verse for the New Year! The same God who brought us this far will lead us on. He is our God in ages past and our hope for years to come. If we live in the light of eternity knowing our times are in His hands, we can face each day with a fresh heart and trust.
Hitherto has the Lord helped us.Here I raise my Ebenezer; here by Thy great help I've come.